Leithart Gets It [Potent Quotables]

Death and resurrection, of course, is the comic theme, the comic theme of history, and there is thus a “comic” structure to the triune life, an eternal “story” of “emanation and remanation,” of exile and return. Because this is the God who created and governs history, history manifests the same structure, and it is a story not of a golden age lost, nor even of a return to Edenic paradise, but a story in which the second moment, the final moment, is the glory of the first.
–Peter Leithart, Deep Comedy (p. 90)