Quote of the Day (Ted Troxell)

There is no essence of Christianity. There is only Christianity as it manifests in a given time and place practiced by people who are always already themselves contextually situated. Even things that look like internal reductions — Jesus’ take on theĀ shema, or his invocation of the Golden Rule, or James’ “true religion” of looking after widows and orphans — are set deeply within a particular sociopolitical/religious context, birthed within a particular milieu. Whatever it is that I might find interesting about Christianity, or worth hanging onto, is irreducibly bound up in all that stuff I find less tenable.

–Ted Troxell, in a post “Prone to Wander” at his blog Irritable Reaching

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  • http://profiles.google.com/tedtroxell Ted Troxell

    Thanks, James. (And I fixed the link on my sidebar.) :)

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    Thanks Ted. I have a deep appreciation for anyone who quotes Zaphod Beeblebrox in connection with a discussion of Christianity. :-)