Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - 21 June

Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
The soul is, in any case, in shadow in this life because it is 'covered' by the body. The overall sense of this richly allusive passage seems to be that, since knowledge in this life is necessarily of shadows and images only, God's grace has set in the world of shadows the shadow of his own truth, so that human beings may know him, even if only indirectly, in this 'mirror and enigma' which is Christ.
Rowan Williams musing on Origen in The Wound of Knowledge there, that (quoting Williams) ought to annoy the good folk heading over here from OCICBW - this was the book I was going to use anyway - I didn't change it! This is a re-re-read (or maybe a re-re-re-read) it was initially recommended to me by Denise on the Scargill community who had spent time as a novice with the Sisters of the Love of God and presumably she got the original talks. Everyone quotes this summary, so I shall be no different:
The goal of a Christian life, according to Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is not enlightenment but wholeness
maybe the Anglican Church could use a little wholeness rather than speeding off in the vain pursuit of certainties!

1 comment:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Interesting. Never thought of the Christian life that way.

Here is mine