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Thoughts on Healy’s Church, World and the Christian Life, intro and ch 1

Healy, Nicholas M. Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology. Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine. Cambridge: Cambridge University. 2000. Healy argues that ecclesiology has tended to emphasize the theoretical or spiritual aspect of the church, and insufficiently engaged with … Continue reading

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Thesis proposal!

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

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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

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Practice and belief

In thinking about PeaceBang’s recent reflections on love and freedom in Unitarian Universalism, I was struck by her description of what seems to be a key element of contemporary UUism Our obsession with free thought and “building our own theology” … Continue reading

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