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    aliabedi is offline Newbie
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    Question Descend from the blue

    Hi,

    Does anyone know what it means to say something does/not descend from the blue?

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    Re: Descend from the blue

    We need more context to be able to help.

    The blue often means the sky, and out of the blue is a set phrase meaning unexpectedly, but we have no way of knowing whether or not this relates to your question.

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    Re: Descend from the blue

    I would think that "descending" means that the thing is coming to us straight from Heaven/God.

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    Re: Descend from the blue

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We need more context to be able to help.

    The blue often means the sky, and out of the blue is a set phrase meaning unexpectedly, but we have no way of knowing whether or not this relates to your question.

    Rover
    Thanks very much for your help. I saw the phrase in the following context:

    "For Aquinas, then, truth does not descend from the blue; it is achieved in time and through history. It always has the mark of history upon it, for it lives and develops in a mind that is historically situated. Moreover, in its linguistic expression it always carries the signature of a special language, different from other idioms in which it may be
    formulated."

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