Monthly Archives: May 2011

Jean-Claude Larchet on Maximus the Confessor: Were the righteous of the Old Covenant able to be divinized?

[I mentioned Jean-Claude Larchet and his book La divinisation de l’homme selon saint Maxime le Confesseur (The Divinization of Man According to Saint Maximus the Confessor) in a prior post.  Historically, divinization (theosis) has been a more important idea in … Continue reading

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“He Who Sits in the Heavens Laughs”: Recovering Animal Theology in the Abrahamic Traditions

The title of this post is the title of a superb article by Kimberley C. Patton that was published in The Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 93, No. 4 (Oct., 2000), pp. 401-434.  Patton is Professor of the Comparative and Historical … Continue reading

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Løgstrup’s “The universal is singular”: Ole Jensen’s summary and contextualization

[I have translated the following summary of Løgstrup’s thinking about the singular universal, which was written by Ole Jensen for his book, Historien om K. E. Løgstrup (pp. 156-9).  Besides introducing and explaining the idea itself quite well, Jensen does … Continue reading

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The Mozart of physical comedy: Curly Howard of The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges have never received much critical appreciation – most unfairly, in my view – but even those who take a dim view of the violent, unsophisticated humor the Stooges reveled in generally acknowledge that Curly Howard (real name: … Continue reading

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Autism spreads like a latter-day scourge. Battalions of scientists look for a cause, but find nothing. Just their own eye staring back in the microscope. What if it’s like global warming – a runaway, whose cause is nowhere but in … Continue reading

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