Interrupting Tradition

The second part of the book is devoted to an analysis of the actual context with a view to establishing points of intersection on the basis of which the dialogue between faith and culture may be revivified.


Author: Lieven Boeve

Publisher: College Prowler, Inc

ISBN: 9042912820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

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Not so long ago it would have been fair to say that the Catholic Church and the Catholic faith determined human life and social existence, more or less unquestioned, in Flanders and in a large part of Western Europe. The Catholic faith community in Flanders today, however, is struggling with the fact that the transmission of the Christian tradition has been flagging in recent years. This has not only led to diminished faith engagement and a massive decline in church attendance, it has also had its effects in the cultural domain: culture has become de-traditionalised; 'traditional' Christian culture is worn out. Even convinced Christians are having problems reflecting on the plausibility of their faith, precisely because of the chasm that has opened up between faith and culture. The author of the present study argues that every new context challenges the Christian tradition to recontextualise its presentation of meaning and purpose in a cogent and credible fashion. Christians today do themselves a disservice when they withdraw into a world of absolute self-justification. At the same time, however, the author avoids any form of appeal for an extensive adaptation to the postmodern context. Only a new dialogue between tradition and culture, respectful of (and indeed thanks to) the growing division between both, can claim to offer a future. In the first part of the book the author provides a pithy description of the vicissitudes of the Christian tradition in modernity and postmodernity. Against this background, he attempts to clarify the situation in which the Christian tradition finds itself today. The second part of the book is devoted to an analysis of the actual context with a view to establishing points of intersection on the basis of which the dialogue between faith and culture may be revivified. The third part of the book endeavours to provide this dialogue with concrete form. The reader is introduced to a challenging image of Jesus, an image that is contextual and theologically motivated, prior to being invited by the author into a reopened reflection on God. The volume concludes by drawing renewed attention to the place of the Christian faith in relation to the other world religions. The results of Boeve's study reveal that Christians do indeed have the capacity to reflect on their faith in a credible and relevant manner in relation to the actual context in which they find themselves and without relapsing into the extremes of traditionalism or relativism. Lieven Boeve is professor of Fundamental Theology at the Faculty of Theology, K.U.Leuven (Belgium). He is also co-ordinator of the research group Theology in a postmodern context.

Interrupting Capitalism

Boeve, Interrupting Tradition, 109. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.
32. 33. 34. 35. Boeve, Interrupting Tradition, 42. Conway, Catholic Politics in
Europe, 41–42. Boeve, Interrupting Tradition, 44–49. Boeve, God Interrupts
History, 39 ...


Author: Matthew A. Shadle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190660147

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 773

In the decade since the financial crisis of 2008, governments around the world have struggled to develop strategies to stabilize precarious markets, encourage growth, and combat mounting wealth inequality. In the United States, the recovery from that crisis has exacerbated the fears of the working and middle classes and pitted those classes against the wealthy. Although we participate every day in economic life as workers, consumers, employers, or activists, we often experience the economy as a mysterious force that we cannot control, or fully understand. Matthew Shadle argues that Catholics ought to be able to draw on their faith to help navigate and make sense of economic life, but too often the effort to get ahead or just stay afloat drowns out faith's appeal. Interrupting Capitalism proposes a new strategy for Christian economic discipleship. Rather than engage the two theological poles of continuity and rupture, Christians should interrupt capitalism: neither whole-heartedly endorsing global capitalism nor seeking to dismantle it. This means "breaking into" the economy, embracing those aspects that enhance human well-being while transforming the market in a spirit of solidarity. Shadle argues that all three of the dominant theological approaches dealing with economic life-the progressive, neoconservative, and liberationist-are theologies of continuity. A fourth approach, a communitarian one, he believes, can best embody the strategy of interrupting capitalism. The Catholic tradition, including its tradition of social teaching, provides a cultural structure that, along with their own social context, conditions how Catholics think about and engage in economic activity. Drawing on the resources of the tradition, theologians reflect on this activity, giving it a theoretical justification and offering correctives. Both the experience of ordinary Catholics and the work of theologians feed into new articulations of Catholic social teaching. Offering an overview of Catholic thought since the Second World War, Shadle begins with the experience of Catholics in Western Europe at mid-century, moving to Latin America and the United States in the 1970s and 80s, and then concluding with the phenomenon of globalization.

Theological Radicalism and Tradition

Garrick V. Allen, Christopher R. Brewer and Denny Kinlaw (London: SCM,
forthcoming). 233 Brown, Tradition and Imagination, 5–6. 234 Ibid., 123–4. 235
Lieven Boeve, Interrupting Tradition: An Essay on Christian Faith in a Post-
modern ...


Author: Howard E. Root

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351607117

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 257

‘The limits of radicalism are those which end not in chaos but in the breaking of fresh ground.’ Howard E. Root Previously unpublished––and only recently rediscovered by Dr Christopher R. Brewer in an uncatalogued box in the archives of Lambeth Palace Library––Canon Howard E. Root’s 1972 Bampton Lectures, ‘The Limits of Radicalism’, have to do with nothing less than ‘what theology is’, a topic no less relevant today than it was in 1972. Against the radical reductionism of his time, Root defended the integrity of theology and ‘theological truth’. Advocating a ‘backward-looking’ radicalism, he thought that tradition should display ‘recognisable continuity’, and yet at the same time––against reductionistic tendencies––that it might be enriched and enlarged via a wide variety of ‘additive imagery’ including, though not limited to, poetry and pop art, music and even television. We must ‘begin where we are’, said Root, for we cannot, in the manner of Leonard Hodgson, ‘think ourselves into the minds and feelings of men 2000 years ago.’ In this volume, which begins with a substantial, mostly biographical introduction, Dr Brewer argues that Root––a backward-looking radical who defended metaphysics and natural theology, and insisted that theologians look to the arts as theological resources––anticipates the work of David Brown and others concerned with tradition and imagination, relevance and truth. A fascinating glimpse into the recent history of British Christianity, Root’s lectures, as well as the related appendices, are essential reading for theologians interested in the dynamics of a developing tradition and the theme of openness, as well as those with a particular interest in 1960s Cambridge radicalism and the British reception of the Second Vatican Council.

Lyotard and Theology

Cf. L. Boeve, Interrupting Tradition. An Essay on Christian Faith in a Post- modern
Context (Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs, 30) (Leu- ven: Peeters /
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003); God Interrupts History: Theology in a Time of ...


Author: Lieven Boeve

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567038746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 992

An innovative study of the thought and writings of Jean-Fran.ois Lyotard in relation to theology/

Sacramental Presence after Heidegger

According to Boeve, the Christian tradition has always recontextualized itself. “
Theology only exists,” he asserts, “as contextual theology, and the development
of tradition only as an ongoing process of ... Boeve, Interrupting Tradition, 26. 32.


Author: Conor Sweeney

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630878689

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 189

Theology after Heidegger must take into account history and language as constitutive elements in the pursuit of meaning. Quite often, this prompts a hurried flight from metaphysics to an embrace of an absence at the center of Christian narrativity. In this book, Conor Sweeney explores the "postmodern" critique of presence in the context of sacramental theology, engaging the thought of Louis-Marie Chauvet and Lieven Boeve. Chauvet is an influential postmodern theologian whose critique of the perceived onto-theological constitution of presence in traditional sacramental theology has made big waves, while Boeve is part of a more recent generation of theologians who even more wholeheartedly embrace postmodern consequences for theology. Sweeney considers the extent to which postmodernism a la Heidegger upsets the hermeneutics of sacramentality, asking whether this requires us to renounce the search for a presence that by definition transcends us. Against both the fetishization of presence and absence, Sweeney argues that metaphysics has a properly sacramental basis, and that it is only through this reality that the dialectic of presence and absence can be transcended. The case is made for the full but restless signification of the mother's smile as the paradigm for genuine sacramental presence.

Religious Experience and Contemporary Theological Epistemology

epistemological reflection on the status of ... For this paragraph , I refer to the
analysis I have presented in my Interrupting Tradition : An Essay on Christian
Faith in a ...


Author: Lieven Boeve

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042916478

Category: Religion

Page: 335

View: 748

In this volume we present the proceedings from the fourth international Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST IV, November 5-8, 2003), which focussed on a critical investigation of the place and role of religious experience in the legitimation structures of contemporary theological thinking patterns. In the first part, the keynote lectures, including the responses, are gathered (among others from L. Boeve, F. Fiorenza, L. Hemming, G. Jantzen, S. Painadath, S. Robert, R. Schaeffler, and S. Van den Bossche). In the second part, a selection of the contributions offered in the thematic seminars is presented.

Edward Schillebeeckx and Contemporary Theology

His main publications in English include Interrupting Tradition: An Essay on
Christian Faith in a Postmodern Context (Leuven: Peeters/Grand Rapids, MI:
Eerdmans, 2003) and God Interrupts History: Theology in Times of Upheaval ...


Author: Lieven Boeve

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567181602

Category: Religion

Page: 297

View: 487

The Interruptive Word

Spjuth's entire study is instructive for this positive use of interruption. Lieven
Boeve, Interrupting Tradition: An Essay on Christian Faith in a Postmodern
Context (Louvain Theological & Pastoral Monographs 30; Louvain: Peeters Press
, 2003); ...


Author: R. David Nelson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567029959

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 801

While German Lutheran theologian Eberhard Jüngel (1934-) has made a number of significant contributions to contemporaneous discussions of sacramental theology, this topic has largely been ignored by interpreters of his thought. This study summarizes and evaluates, through a close reading of primary and secondary source materials, Jüngel's approach to the problem of sacrament. R. David Nelson considers Jüngel's claim that the word of God functions sacramentally as it addresses its hearer, and analyses his assertion that Jesus Christ is the unique and preeminent sacrament of God for the world. Progressing to an exploration of Jüngel's ecclesiology, Nelson reveals Jüngel's interesting approach to the question of the church's sacramentality. The volume concludes with an investigation into Jüngel's doctrines of baptism and the Lord's Supper. The Interruptive Word demonstrates that Jüngel consistently appeals to the category of 'interruption' for describing God's sacramental relation to the world and its actualities, concluding that the hegemony of the category of 'interruption' in Jüngel's theology of sacrament raises important questions concerning its coherence and tenability.

Interrupting Auschwitz

As the first chapter of this book should indicate, I found myself increasingly
frustrated by the responses on offer. Whether the intention was to discredit or to
reassert the continued relevance of Judaic tradition, an implicit, and sometimes
explicit, ...


Author: Josh Cohen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847143907

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 103

Josh Cohen argues that Auschwitz is a key problem for how we think and therefore we cannot be assured that Auschwitz will not repeat itself.

Embracing Solitude

Carrette and King, Selling Spirituality. Boeve, Interrupting Tradition; Taylor, A
Secular Age. 4. 5. Finnegan, The Audacity ofSpirit. 6. Finnegan, The Audacity
ofthe Spirit, 119. 7. “Sen. Barack 33 Reflection on New Trends in Religious
Experience ...


Author: Bernadette Flanagan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606083376

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 386

Embracing Solitude focuses on the interior turn of monasticism and scans the Christian tradition for women who have made this turn in various epochs and circumstances. New Monasticism is a movement assuming diverse forms in response to the turn to classical spiritual sources for guidance about living spiritual commitment with integrity and authenticity today. Genuine spiritual seeking requires the cultivation of an inner disposition to return to the room of the heart. The lessons explored in this book from women spiritual entrepreneurs across the centuries will benefit contemporary New Monastics--both women and men. The accounts will inspire, challenge, and guide those who follow in the footsteps of the renowned spiritual innovators profiled here.

God Interrupts History

In this regard - as a prominent representative of the negative theological tradition
— Denys the Areopagite stated that negative statements about God are “ more
true ” than affirmations . 2 With “ cultural apophatic tendencies , ” therefore , I ...


Author: Lieven Boeve

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: IND:30000116490438

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 513

The role of Christian faith in contemporary culture has changed dramatically. Both detraditionalization (the interruption of the handing on of faith from one generation to the next) and pluralization (Christianity is no longer the dominant player on the religious field) have caused a rupture between faith and its social context. After an analysis of the contextual changes, the author sketches the fundamental aspects of a theology of interruption. This forms the basis for his further analysis of religious experience, rituals and sacraments, negative theology, religious plurality and incarnation, and apocalypticism.

The Irish Celtic Magical Tradition

interrupting her meditations – a common enough experience! This interruption is
caused by 'a vesselofsilver... on the sea...' As said earlier, references to precious
metals in these legends indicate the appearance of an Otherworld person or ...


Author: Steve Blamires

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781908011572

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 568

This title explores the wealth of spiritual philosophy locked into Celtic legend, taking as its main focus the Battle of Moytura, a part-historical, part-mythological record of the war between the Fir Bolg (the aboriginal inhabitants of Ireland) and the Tuatha de Danann (a race of Faery invaders).

The Use of Analogy in Theological Discourse

This involves an interruption of the tradition dominated by the modernist
approach regarding the centrality of the subject. Christian thinking must break
with this metaphysical tradition and return to the word of the cross. Interruption of
the ...


Author: Joseph Palakeel

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 8876526919

Category: Religion

Page: 390

View: 999

When Erich Przywara declared analogy of being as the Catholic fundamental form, Karl Barth did not hesitate to condemn it as the invention of the Antichrist and as the only sufficient reason not to become a Catholic and proposed analogy of faith as the Protestant counter principle. This gave rise to an intense ecumenical dispute on analogy. Theologians rallied on both sides and, finally, the mutually excluding alternative between analogy of being and analogy of faith was overcome through a compromise formula of understanding analogy of being within analogy of faith. This marks the beginning of a "new quest" for a post-modern understanding of the role of analogy in theological discourse.

Prioritizing Urban Children Teachers and Schools through Professional Development Schools

Traditions. Concluding. ReÁections. and. Future. Directions. Ronald David Glass
and Pia Lindquist Wong The six years ... In analyzing the interplay between
tradition and our attempts to interrupt it through the Equity Network PDS projects,
we ...


Author: Pia Lindquist Wong

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438426006

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 216

Provides insights into university partnerships with urban schools.

Honoring Elders

... fixed blueprints about the traditional life, that distinguishes certain elders able
to inflect received tradition with subtle changes without interrupting its continuity.
Such a practical sense accounts for the suppleness with which tradition changes,


Author: Michael D. McNally

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231518253

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 894

Like many Native Americans, Ojibwe people esteem the wisdom, authority, and religious significance of old age, but this respect does not come easily or naturally. It is the fruit of hard work, rooted in narrative traditions, moral vision, and ritualized practices of decorum that are comparable in sophistication to those of Confucianism. Even as the dispossession and policies of assimilation have threatened Ojibwe peoplehood and have targeted the traditions and the elders who embody it, Ojibwe and other Anishinaabe communities have been resolute and resourceful in their disciplined respect for elders. Indeed, the challenges of colonization have served to accentuate eldership in new ways. Using archival and ethnographic research, Michael D. McNally follows the making of Ojibwe eldership, showing that deference to older women and men is part of a fuller moral, aesthetic, and cosmological vision connected to the ongoing circle of life a tradition of authority that has been crucial to surviving colonization. McNally argues that the tradition of authority and the authority of tradition frame a decidedly indigenous dialectic, eluding analytic frameworks of invented tradition and naïve continuity. Demonstrating the rich possibilities of treating age as a category of analysis, McNally provocatively asserts that the elder belongs alongside the priest, prophet, sage, and other key figures in the study of religion.

Die Relationalit t des Subjektes im Kontext der Religionshermeneutik

Interrupting Tradition . An Essay on Christian Faith in a Postmodern Context (
Leuven 2003 ) . God Interrupts History . Theology in a Time of upheaval ( New
York 2007 ) . Als Koautor : The Ratzinger Reader , ( London New York 2010 ) .


Author: Gerhard Oberhammer

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132614624

Category: Religion

Page: 351

View: 615

Die in diesem Sammelband vereinigten Beitrage dokumentieren das mittlerweile neunte interdisziplinare Symposion, das vom Institut fur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften veranstaltet und im September 2008 unter dem Titel aDas Subjekt als Prinzip der Relationalitat im Kontext der Religionshermeneutik in Wien abgehalten wurde. Bei diesem Symposion sollte gezeigt werden, dass in religionshermeneutischer Perspektive aReligion ohne eine Diskussion uber das Subjekt und ohne die Frage nach seiner Relationalitat unvollstandig bleibt. Alle Beitrage dieses Bandes nahern sich dem Problem, wie im Kontext einer religiosen Tradition Subjektivitat mit Relationalitat verbunden werden kann. Dem Subjekt fallt dabei stets eine doppelte Bedeutung zu. Einerseits meint die Relationalitat des Subjektes eine grundlegende Bezogenheit auf Transzendenz. Andererseits kennzeichnet Relationalitat ein Subjekt in Beziehung zu anderen Subjekten als begegnendes "Mitsein".

Interrupting Derrida

... the tradition of the commedia dell'arte), and yet folds back onto itself insofar as
it refers to its own gestures of referral. Derrida's contention is that this structure
cannotbedescribed eitherby the officialPlatonic doctrineof mimesis as adequation
, ...


Author: Geoffrey Bennington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134694334

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 222

One of the most significant contemporary thinkers in continental philosophy, Jacques Derrida’s work continues to attract heated commentary among philosophers, literary critics, social and cultural theorists, architects and artists. This major new work by world renowned Derrida scholar and translator, Geoffrey Bennington, presents incisive new readings of both Derrida and interpretations of his work. Part one sets out Derrida’s work as a whole and examines its relevance to, and ‘interruption’ of, the traditional domains of ethics, politics and literature. The second part of the book presents compelling insights into some important motifs in Derrida’s work, such as death, friendship, psychoanalysis, time and endings. The final section introduces trenchant appraisals of other influential accounts of Derrida’s work. This influential and original contribution to the literature on Derrida is marked by a commitment to clarity and accuracy, but also by a refusal to simplify Derrida’s often difficult thought.

Introduction to the Bible

Rather, without interrupting tradition's living continuity, Scripture crystallized
certain elements of it in an authentic and lasting manner—a partial and
occasional crystallization, without doubt. Thus Deuteronomy is not the whole Law
of Moses, ...


Author: Pierre Grelot

Publisher: Palm Publishers

ISBN: UCAL:B3949457

Category: Bible

Page: 436

View: 567

"...In this introductory aid I have attempted to gather in brief form those historical, literary, and doctrinal data which seem most important and useful for a fruitful reading of the holy books." [Preface].

Ka Taoka Hakena

Treasures from the Hocken Collections Stuart Strachan, Linda Tyler. Interrupting
tradition • 1998 Robin White (b. 1946) lost all her printmaking materials when her
house and studio in Kiribati burned down in 1996. She began making drawings ...


Author: Stuart Strachan


ISBN: UOM:39015073900725

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 186

this book introduces and samples the Hocken's principal collections. There are many outstanding items in these collections, including significant holdings of twentieth-century New Zealand art, early New Zealand manuscripts, maps and publications, early Australian manuscripts and many other items of great interest.

Interrupting the Pots

the Sancton / Elkington tradition , both having the typical grooved neck , long
slashed and circular bosses , and cursive swastikas ( cf Myres 1969 , fig 46 ;
1977 , 244 – 5 , figs 196 – 7 ) . Urn 719 represents a second aspect of the
tradition , the ...


Author: Kevin Leahy

Publisher: Council for British Archeology

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133421821

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 825

The Cleatham cemetery in North Lincolnshire is, with over 1200 cremations and 62 burials, England's third largest Anglo-Saxon cemetery. It was in use throughout the early Anglo-Saxon period from the mid-5th century to the late 7th century. Following full excavation, the site was analysed in detail and it proved possible to phase the 1204 inter-cut urns and a sequence of five phases was constructed. This phasing was also applied to the grave goods found within the urns, giving an insight into the sequence of metalwork, beads, combs etc. Direct links were found between urns from Cleatham and those from other cemeteries in Anglian England allowing wider conclusions to be drawn.