Daily Archives: January 25, 2012

Tarrying with the Tragic

Yesterday I made some brief remarks on the Christian economy of pain. The subject came to mind again earlier today. The following are a few further thoughts on the matter. In yesterday’s post I commented on the manner in which … Continue reading

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The Christian Economy of Pain

From William Cavanaugh’s superb Torture and Eucharist:  The Christian economy of pain, therefore, overcomes the strict incommunicability of pain on which torture relies. Torture is so useful for isolating individuals in a society from one another in large part because … Continue reading

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