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“The Different Pace of Renewal”: Powerful Insight from Sr. Dr. Elizabeth Johnson

One of the significant events in the Catholic world this past month was the annual meeting of the LCWR (Leadership Council of Women Religious): the leadership body of vowed women religious (sisters, nuns) in the US. This year, they bestowed … Continue reading

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Excessive Force: What Happens when Police Safety Trumps Public Safety

For the past several nights, I have been watching the feeds from Ferguson, increasingly horrified as the combined police forces rolled down the streets in armored personnel carriers or marched down the streets carrying M-16s, deploying sonic weapons, repeatedly gassing … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Milbank (via Burrell)

Burrell, David B. “An Introduction to Theology and Social Theory, beyond Secular Reason.” Modern Theology 8, no. 4 (October 1, 1992): 319–29. David Burrell presents an introduction to John Milbank’s constructive critique of secularism Theology and Social Theory to open … Continue reading

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Thesis progress report: Chapter Three

So I haven’t been blogging much lately, because all my writing time is going into my thesis. I’m more than halfway through the first draft of my third chapter — even if I don’t break criteria/assessment/critiques and conclusions into a … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Rock Mass Our Father

Although this recording of Sr. Janet Mead’s rock mass setting of the Lord’s Prayer made the top 10 in 1974 and became a gold record, I don’t believe I ever heard it on the radio. I learned it when I … Continue reading

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Visualizing thesis, chapter 2

I turned in my first draft of chapter two to my advisor last week! It’s rougher than chapter one was when I sent it out, so he had some interesting writing advice as well as theological suggestions for a couple … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin verdict: link roundup

and some related material. – Crystal St. Marie Lewis On the Zimmerman verdict and traditional eschatology – EmancipationConversation on George Zimmerman is a Nice Guy – Rooted In Being on How the Personal Becomes Institutional – Native Born On #Trayvon. … Continue reading

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Visualizing thesis, chapter 1

Current draft. Click to see full size. You might need Java and/or javascript enabled. Thanks, Wordle!

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Cosman on Maimonides On Asthma

…Maimonides’s treatise On Asthma. Inspired by Greek texts, it was written in Arabic in the 12th century by a Jewish physician for an Islamic patron, and translated to the Western world in Latin by Christian scholars. Thanks to its remarkable … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like Maria write a thesis, anyway?

I haven’t been blogging much lately; I’ve had an awful lot going on in my personal, work, and of course academic life, as I’m working on my thesis, which has been rough going. I realized tonight that I didn’t go … Continue reading

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