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The Time of Economy

In his The Kingdom and the Glory, Giorgio Agamben demonstrates that the key distinction at play in the theological thinking on economy is that between monarchy and economy; between God’s being and activity. 919 more words




Theology is, of course, meant to be a walking form of life, even as it is undertaken by Jesus. The two on the road to Emmaus are not going to end up in Emmaus and Jesus is certainly not going to Emmaus. 1,150 more words

Atonement and Economy

First, a bit of a meta-comment: faithful readers will note that some promised posts (notably on mysticism) have failed to materialize. Sorry. I’ve been a little terrible at keeping up on blog stuff this summer, what with conferences, trips, and my independent study. 1,250 more words


A Prayer of Saint Anselm

O Lord our God,
grant us grace to desire thee
with our whole heart,
that so desiring we may seek to find thee
and so finding thee we may love thee; 23 more words

The Return Of The Ontological Marshmallows

I have, I must admit, something of an amused fascination with the ontological argument for the existence of a god. Or, rather I should say, I'm quite awe-struck by the sheer number of people who seem to believe it's a good argument. 1,619 more words


Anselm and the Monologion Chapters 1 and 2

Anselm’s Monologion begins with an argument for the existence of God. This is not, of course, his classic ontological argument, delivered in the Proslogion. That came later, after the Monologion. 402 more words

The Barthian distortions in Aulen's atonement typology

I’m getting ready to write a couple pieces for a reference volume on atonement, and that has got me thinking once again about how profoundly strange Aulen’s Christus Victor is. 435 more words

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