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So on Friday, the 2nd reader for my thesis articulated something that he saw in my chapter section that I had not. In the particular bit of my paper he referred to, I had used the language of the ordained … Continue reading
The first thing to be said about a mimetic ecclesiology is that it produces a very strong doctrine of the church. Not strong in the sense of triumphalism, but in the sense of essential: if human beings desire according to … Continue reading
Saturday was the first day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, traditionally celebrated between the feasts of St. Peter (Jan 18) and St. Paul (Jan 25). The theme for this year is “Has Christ been divided?” – 1 … Continue reading
– Aliens: my favorite nativity scene features a green inflatable alien along with the three magi – Gentiles: Are you Catholic? Did you know… the real message of Epiphany is about Gentiles? (If you are, or were, Catholic, please consider … Continue reading
I got swept away by a productive digression in the middle of responding to Redekop’s outstanding paper, so this is part two. (Read part one.) Vern Neufeld Redekop, “Mimetic Structures of Violence and of Blessing: Creating a Discursive Framework for … Continue reading
Vern Neufeld Redekop, “Mimetic Structures of Violence and of Blessing: Creating a Discursive Framework for Reconciliation,” Theoforum 33, no. 3 (January 1, 2002): 311–335. This outstanding paper first concisely describes structures of violence and of blessing (life-giving creativity) purely in … Continue reading