Joyce may be thinking ironically of the hockey game when he has Deasy say that history "moves to one great goal," and Stephen certainly is when, "shrugging his shoulders," he says that God is "A shout in the street." He is not simply dismissing the headmaster's religious belief, but suggesting that if divinity exists it must be understood in a radically immanent way: not waiting in the goalbox for humanity to finish its race, but surging through the excited bodies on the field.

JH 2012

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