And so, with these considerations in place, he then advances the "Ultimate Final Argument," which, as mentioned, is a cosmological argument for the everlastingness
of a human soul.
Compared to Wright's fantasy of the godlike everlastingness
of Orpheus's song, it has spine; it's refreshingly severe.
Hays claimed in 1993 that "Hemingway's comment about 'the earth abiding forever' notwithstanding, [Ecclesiastes 1:4-7] has less direct significance for the novel than such titles as A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, or The Old Man and the Sea for the novels they head" ("Catullus" 17); Jeffrey Hart likewise downplayed the importance of the novel's title and epigraph in 1997: "The quotation from Ecclesiastes is about the everlastingness
of the earth, which, Hemingway said, is the subject of the novel.
The Greek Eros, the search for universal meaning found in everlastingness
, helps regulate all the passions, including the political.
The garden of transcendence Sprouts with buds of immanence Its firm branches are the Prophets While sages and saints are its visible flowers A flower of such exquisite color Is the Arab Prophet of Medina He's the embroidery on the cloth of eternity The gilt pin on the turban of everlastingness
None is like him None can even come close None can be equated to him None can compete or compare He is the full moon at its height The fruit of the palm tree of both worlds The pearl of the ocean of unity The fount of the spring of multiplicity (32)
When we took what we call 'land', we took what to them meant hearth, home, the source and locus of life, and everlastingness
That would depend on whether the germs of staunch comradeship underlay the temporary emotion, or whether it were a sensuous joy in her form only, with no substratum of everlastingness