The Nonviolent Atonement: Brian McLaren and James Alison on Violence, God, and Mimetic Theory

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[Editor's Note: This post, by Adam Ericksen from The Raven Foundation, is the second in our new weekly series on Mimetic Theory.] I’ve been excited to tell you this ever since July…There has been much anticipated within mimetic theory circles for the conversation between Brian McLaren and James Alison and I can now tell you that it has been [Read More...]

Introducing Mimetic Mondays: Exploring God and Violence

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Mimetic Theory. It’s a phrase that’s been popping up in conversations and blogposts about violence, and particularly the violence in the Bible, from the likes of Brian McLaren, Kevin Miller, Christian Piatt and other progressive Christian thinkers as of late. Being new to the concept myself, I decided we needed some experts to come and unpack [Read More...]

Matheomatics

St. John of the Cross, the Spanish mystical priest of the 16th century, drew a map of the soul’s journey, and entitled it The Ascent of Mt. Carmel.  The path up the mountain was marked with the words “nada nada nada nada”.  His was the “via negativa”, the way of negation that led to direct [Read More...]


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