måndag, december 19, 2011

Mixed bag

- Vad händer om en präst i Svenska kyrkan hävdar att:
"Det finns ingen fallen skapelse och därför blir hela försoningsläran orimlig! Plocka bort allt tal om synd, skuld, skam, blod, slaktade lamm och annat förfärligt! Det hör inte hemma i modern tid, bland upplysta människor!" 
Kyrkans tidning rapporterar och Marie Demker reflekterar klokt med anledning av domkapitlets beslut.

- En adventspredikan av Stanley Hauerwas.

- Benedict XVI om rättvisans rötter:
"In this world of ours, in which, despite the profession of good intentions, the value of the person, of human dignity and human rights is seriously threatened by the widespread tendency to have recourse exclusively to the criteria of utility, profit and material possessions, it is important not to detach the concept of justice from its transcendent roots. Justice, indeed, is not simply a human convention, since what is just is ultimately determined not by positive law, but by the profound identity of the human being. It is the integral vision of man that saves us from falling into a contractual conception of justice and enables us to locate justice within the horizon of solidarity and love(6).
We cannot ignore the fact that some currents of modern culture, built upon rationalist and individualist economic principles, have cut off the concept of justice from its transcendent roots, detaching it from charity and solidarity: “The ‘earthly city’ is promoted not merely by relationships of rights and duties, but to an even greater and more fundamental extent by relationships of gratuitousness, mercy and communion. Charity always manifests God’s love in human relationships as well, it gives theological and salvific value to all commitment for justice in the world”."

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