Prayer, as a performance of the divine-human covenantal relationship, is one that provides the basis for human-human (and human-creation) covenantal living and transports it into the Divine Life. The practice of prayer acknowledges humanity’s inability to labour fruitfully apart from God’s labour. (Ps 127)
At the heart of the book is the conviction that Jesus Christ embodies, reveals, and redeems the covenantal relationship between Creator and creation.
I am not opposed to affirming the dignity of God’s creatures, nor repentance, nor trusting in the promise of God-in-Christ.I am opposed to avoiding the truth of our deaths.
Fennell shows that the hermeneutical tools of the modern period need not be rejected, but used for the purposes of the faith of the Church under the discipline of the Rule of Faith.
What worries me is that our ethical discernment is based upon our communal conceptualization of the “God of Justice” – a god that often looks radically different than the God revealed in Jesus Christ.
Stephen D. Morrison has done an outstanding job in proving to the reader perhaps unacquainted with T. F. Torrance that he is a theologian we cannot afford to ignore.
But it has never been the Christian conviction that the Word came as Aquinas’ Summa or that Christ pitched his feminist hermeneutic of suspicion among us. No, the One who was with and was God from the very beginning came among us in flesh.
This Advent vision is one that defines the penultimate mission of the Body of Christ with the assurance that ultimate eschatological promise is well taken care of in crucified hands.
For the perpetuation of conflict is contingent upon our forgetting its cost. To remember the sacrifices of millions; to remember the legacy of armed conflict; to name the inhumanity of which we are capable and willing to inflict upon one another is to already subvert the war-making cycle.
For can we truly speak of a non-cruciform femininity? Has this broken Creation allowed for women to be shaped by anything other than the cross of patriarchy?