the continual sacralization of space

Alasdair John Milbank (born 23 October 1952) is a distinguished contemporary Anglican theologian. In a recent interview, he shared these thoughts about the church and incarnation: The Church is at once very very spiritual and very very concrete. The Church continues that sense of the Incarnation, and I mean that quite literally, that the churchContinue reading “the continual sacralization of space”

to make the painful things possible

To teach is to create a space in which obedience to truth is practiced. …A learning space has three major characteristics, three essential dimensions: openness, boundaries, and an air of hospitality. …Openness is no more than the commonsense meaning of space. To create space is to remove the impediments to learning that we find aroundContinue reading “to make the painful things possible”

sabbath was to time what temple was to space

The sabbath was the day when human time and God’s time met, when the day-to-day succession of tasks and sorrows was set aside and one entered a different sort of time, celebrating the original sabbath and looking forward to the ultimate one. This was the natural moment to celebrate, to worship, to pray, to studyContinue reading “sabbath was to time what temple was to space”