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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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Did you watch?

Were you watching the coverage from Boston today? Were you watching the final stages this evening? If you were watching (or listening), – Why were you watching? Why did you turn it on? Why did you keep watching? – How … Continue reading

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Reflections on Haight’s Comparative Ecclesiology

Haight, Roger. “Comparative Ecclesiology.” The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church. ed. Gerard Mannion and Lewis S. Mudge. New York: Routledge. 2008. 387-401. After a brief overview of comparative elements of ecclesiology through the history of the church, Haight identifies … Continue reading

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