not the things but their limits

The world of the happy and that of the unhappy, the world of the good and that of the evil contain the same state of things; with respect to their being-thus they are perfectly identical.  The just person does not reside in another world. The one who is saved and the one who is lost have the same arms and legs. The glorious body cannot but be the mortal body itself. What changes are not the things but their limits.  It is as if there hovered over them something like a halo, a glory.

G. Agamben

trans (Michael Hardt)

The Coming Community

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