Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Moving from a world of myth to a world of Gospel. Conventional culture lasts from the moment of its founding violence until the sacrality of that violence wears off. Everyone knows the enlightenment project is over.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Moche sacrificial rites and the ulluchu fruit. The iconographic depictions of their sacrificial rites are considered masterful works of art. Does art have a revelatory responsibility?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
The video above was created from images taken from Moche artifacts and depicts their sacred/sacrificial ritual warfare.
The principal purpose of Moche war making was to obtain sacrificial victims.
The sacrificial system worked – it kept violence at a minimum (at the expense of the victim) and it will take more than a stiff dose of rationalism to replace it…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012
Saturday, July 07, 2012
This excerpt begins tape 9 of the 12 tape series on the Gospel of Luke: Poetry of Truth. In this part Gil Bailie introduces the section on chapters 16 to 19 of Luke's Gospel where Jesus is questioned about the coming 'kingdom'. The atmosphere of these texts reflect a brooding eschatological horizon. How we respond to the crisis presented in these passages will be decisive.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
The parable of the Prodigal Son - conclusion: The father does not see things like the sons do - he does not see the substance/property/ousia that is of intense interest to the sons. Exchange without possession - the mystery of person-hood. Christian non-dualism.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The parable of the Prodigal Son continued: moving beyond the modern western idea of the individual. The waning of ontological density. The son has dissipated his substance and lost his filiation - he has nothing left to stand on and so has no way of understanding what has happened to him.
Sunday, July 01, 2012
The parable of the Prodigal Son continued: Orphan of the paternal gift, the son wants to owe his father nothing. Some notes from Jean Luc Marion's "God Without Being"