Tag: Language

Unity and diversity: the church, race and ethnicity by Sujit Sivasundaram

Unity and diversity: the church, race and ethnicity by Sujit Sivasundaram

  Summary The affirmation of ethnic diversity can give the individual believer and the local congregation a sense of cohesion and belonging. Yet, if ethnicity becomes a primary criterion defining identity, we risk marginalising ethnic minorities. This paper brings the twin principles of unity and diversity to bear on four contexts: the individual Christian, the […]

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Promises, promises by Caroline Eade

Promises, promises by Caroline Eade

  Summary We all make promises, whether informally, to our friends and family, or formally, in contracts, deeds and vows. Promises are made by companies, governments and international leaders. It seems obvious that a promise carries moral weight. Nevertheless, all of us make rash agreements, or over-commit ourselves, or entirely forget what we have said, […]

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Deconstruction: gagging the speaking God? By Michael Ovey

Deconstruction: gagging the speaking God? By Michael Ovey

Summary This chapter aims to describe how deconstructionism (arising from new literary theories) works, the way it abolishes the idea of a speaking God, and to examine some ideas for rejecting it. Scholars have been thrilled recently at discovering a hitherto unpublished fragment of Lewis Carroll’s work about Alice. It goes like this: ‘When I […]

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