Archive for November 2007

Between the lines of ages

November 24, 2007

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I’ve uploaded lots of new pictures to my Flickr account.

Busy with research on Stanley Hauerwas. I’ll post better links soon.

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Milbank

November 14, 2007

I’m nearing the end of my preliminary research on the first of the three theologians I’ll focus on, John Milbank, and thought I’d share some links.


Here’s
a brief Time Magazine article from 2001 about him and his movement Radical Orthodoxy.


This
is a bit longer story about him from U.S. News & World Report in 2000.


And here’s
an article he wrote for PBS in 2003 on the divide in the Anglican Church over homosexuality.

Gunpowder

November 5, 2007

It’s Guy Fawkes Day here in Britain, and that means fireworks have been going off since sunset (4:30 pm!). Pretty, but the sound is jolting when you’re trying to study. Weird that the Brits party in rembrance of a guy who tried to blow up their Parliament building.

A story in the NY Times this morning talks about how risk assessment is killing off Guy Fawkes day parties, which are usually celebrated with fireworks and bonfires. Even York, Fawkes’s hometown, canceled their bonfire for fear of litigation should something go wrong. I know Americans are litigation obsessed and risk averse, but the British take things to another level. Safety and privacy rules are very strict, and often concern the most trivial details: any appliances (lamps, stereos, etc.) brought into our rooms have to be tested and approved by an electrician; I have been sent home from the gym for wearing shoes that had been outside before; the warden of our hall is not allowed to tell us the room numbers of our hallmates. Again, none of these is really that big of a deal–but I’m an American, I’m not used to people telling me what to do!