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In this first chapter of his book Communion, Diversity, and Salvation, Brian Flanagan reviews the modern development of method in ecclesiology, and draws on the work of Gustafson, Healy, Komonchak, Ormerod, Rahner, and Rikhof to defend his criteria for a … Continue reading
In the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church, February 22 is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. Not a literal chair — this is not a feast that honors some four-legged relic — but the office of … Continue reading
This definitely is a thesis proposal – my advisor has seen it, discussed it, and approved it. Woot! The summary is virtually identical to my previous attempt, reproduced here for completeness; the new part here is the chapter outline, which … Continue reading
This is the only Saturday during Lent that will offer us an opportunity to vote in Lent Madness. And it’s a tough call for me today: Ignatius of Antioch, one of the earliest figures of the church in the post-apostolic … Continue reading
I’m a bit late with this post since there’s been so much else going on, but it’s not too late to vote for Macrina the Younger in the first round of Lent Madness. We studied Macrina in my Early Church … Continue reading
(Unlike my previous attempt, this might actually be something resembling a thesis proposal. Comments and advice are very welcome.) The key anthropological insight of mimetic theory is that human identity is received and constituted by patterns of desire that originate … Continue reading
So. Big Catholic news today! My initial response is that this action was perhaps motivated by Benedict’s experience under JPII during his long decline. From the outside, that looked to at least some of us like JPII witnessing to the … Continue reading