James Alison Quote

We cannot understand the preaching of the resurrection if it is understood as a miraculous moment which founds a new religion. If it is taken thus, we are in fact denying the force and efficacy of the resurrection. For the resurrection brings about the definitive installation in our midst, as a constructive hermeneutical principle, of the cult of Yahweh who knows not death, and who is worshipped in a continuous apprenticeship in participating in and not being scandalised by the collapse of the sacred. A sacred whose secret is always the victims which it hides, and on whose sacrifice it depends. (34).


Faith Beyond Resentment: fragments catholic and gay (2001) - "Theology amidst the stones and dust"

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We cannot understand the preaching of the resurrection if it is understood as a miraculous moment which founds a new religion. If it is taken thus,...

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We cannot understand the preaching of the resurrection if it is understood as a miraculous moment which founds a new religion. If it is taken thus,...

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We cannot understand the preaching of the resurrection if it is understood as a miraculous moment which founds a new religion. If it is taken thus,...

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We cannot understand the preaching of the resurrection if it is understood as a miraculous moment which founds a new religion. If it is taken thus,...