Fackenheim (1967), with his emphasis on the "Hegelian middle"--likewise inspired by Ivan Il'in's ground-breaking 1918 work on Hegel (God as "concrescent
" being)--anticipated Williams here.
In the former, there is simply no spot at all but dark fluxes; in the later, the spot is embodied in the contemporary duration defining the concrescent
(39) "God and the world are the contrasted opposites in terms of which Creativity achieves its supreme task of transforming disjoined multiplicity, with its diversities in opposition, into concrescent
unity, with its diversities in contrast (Whitehead, Process and Reality 348)." God is, according to Whitehead's thinking, not transcendent of the cosmic process but immanent within it.
How, he wondered, could Nigeria, "a concrescent
factor in the study of world affairs," which possessed abundant human and natural resources, comprising one-fifth of the territory, one-half of the population, and one-third of the revenue of British colonial Africa, and thus capable of being ranked among the economic powers of the world, lack the political power to transform its resources into a democracy that could provide a high standard of living for its people?