My restatement, it will be seen, respects and absorbs the prevailing law on 'actual election', and also tolerates a limited conception of 'imputed election', but it is a narrower intellection of affirmatory
election than some of the modern alternative accounts of the subject purport to offer or allow.
Allan, ed., Euripides: "Helen" (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 4-9, argues that tragedy is a popular, affirmatory
'Creating visual art imagery is affirmatory
,' said Reid.
(18) Among the poems that do not use classical metres, but are nonetheless affirmatory
, is Brodsky's celebration of his guardian angel, Poem 3: the important point is the angel's liberation from the flesh and its anonymity, for which the poet, trapped in his failing body and now universally feted, seemed to long more and more.
As we now see from the posthumous material, Empson insisted to the end on an approach to literature which was liberal, undoctrinaire (except in opposing dogmatism!), rooted in the human and the social, and affirmatory
of life as given tragic dignity by its very finiteness; there are surprising affinities (which I think he would have denied) with Beckett.
God's affirmation of the divine promise of salvation in Jesus Christ calls for an affirmatory
Amen on the part of humanity.
That chorale is not only famous, of course, but also famously defiant and affirmatory
in its text.