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Monthly Archives: January 2013
This is not a thesis proposal.
It’s not even going to be one when it grows up: rather the reverse! This is the five-year, 500 page book version of the project I have in mind. But I’ve always been the kind of person who has to … Continue reading
Posted in Ecclesiology Tagged church, mimetic, thesis 5 Comments
“All their eyes were fixed on him”
This phrase leaped out at me from the gospel reading this weekend. Jesus has come to his home town of Nazareth, after having made a name for himself in the area, and goes to the synagogue on the Sabbath. He … Continue reading
Posted in Lectionary reflection Tagged luke 4, mimetic, nehemiah 8, OT 3C 3 Comments
How to Read for a Bibliography
For a couple of years before I started grad school, I was reading theology on my own. I read what interested me, I read intensely, and I read very, very fast. I vividly remember what it felt like: I was … Continue reading
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What is a “Practice”?
In American culture, perhaps because of its historic domination by Protestant Christianity and Protestantism’s intense emphasis on scripture, religion is generally taken to refer to a system of belief. But in many religions, including Catholic and Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, and … Continue reading
Posted in BLT, Ecclesiology Tagged healy, macintyre, praxis, thesis, volf Leave a comment
Neil Ormerod and Systematic Ecclesiology
I am delighted to have encountered the work of Neil Ormerod on systematic ecclesiology. An Australian Roman Catholic systematician, he began his academic career in mathematics – which is closer to my own background in the physical sciences than I … Continue reading
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: What does God require of us?
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins tomorrow, Jan 18, on the feast of St. Peter, and runs through Jan 25, the feast of St. Paul. As always, the World Council of Churches has provided prayer resources (PDF) in … Continue reading
Posted in Ecumenism, Uncategorized Tagged casteism, dalit, justice, micah 6, week of prayer for christian unity, worship Leave a comment
Approaches to Ecclesiology
Ecclesiology, the theology of the church, is relatively young as a distinct theological discipline, and there is no one standard method of constructing an ecclesiology. As in other disciplines, there are a couple of basic approaches one can take, which … Continue reading
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