of the unavailable act, which is inappropriate to action
At times, Green's language can border on bawdy, though he never crosses the line of gratuitousness
is present in our lives in many different forms, which often go unrecognized because of a purely consumerist and utilitarian view of life.
"His poetry struggled between silence and scream and easily switched from ludic gratuitousness
to tragedy" (Duna 2003: 14).
Every act of giving relates back to this the first gift, that of the Holy Spirit, issuing in a principle of gratuitousness
flowing from the heart of the Godhead.
Balthasar's retrieval of a premodern notion of symbol likewise retrieves the aesthetic character of the Christian faith; to believe is to be drawn into and surrender to the Beautiful as a love whose utter gratuitousness
subverts all rational expectations, a love to which the only appropriate response is wonder, gratitude, and worship.
of a sexual appeal can stem both from its explicitness as well as its irrelevance.
When they demand obedience (to whatever command), its very gratuitousness
makes disobedience possible (and perhaps inevitable).
Two important strands of this new economics are based in natural law (see John Mueller's Redeeming Economics) and in a neo-distributist approach (as in John Medaille's Toward a Truly Free Market), while also putting new focus on cooperatives (Stefano Zamagni's Cooperative Enterprises), on the commons (in the work of the late Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom), and on the economy of communion and gratuitousness
This is the gratuitousness
of the for-the-other, the response of responsibility" (1991: 185).
is present in our fives in many different forms, which often go unrecognized because of a purely consumerist and utilitarian view of life.
These ideas can also he found in Artaud, both in The Theater and Its Double (the latter in the guise of theater's being "an immediate gratuitousness
provoking acts without use or profit" ) and in To Have Done with the Judgment of God.