Having imagined the simultaneous ringing of different sacring bells as a figure for the transcendent Body of Christ that is simultaneously present in different eucharistic Hosts, Stephen thinks of the medieval theologian who argued logically for the same insight that he has just conceived metaphorically: "Dan Occam thought of that, invincible doctor. A misty English morning the imp hypostasis tickled his brain."

John Hunt 2014

William of Ockham in a stained glass window in a church in Surrey, photographed by Moscarlop in 2006. Source: Wikimedia Commons.