Thursday, May 10, 2007

From my reading...

One of the books that I have been reading is called Exclusion and Embrace by Miroslav Volf. I am only about a hundred pages in, but already Volf has made some helpful statements. Volf critiques the popular cultural ideology of "tolerance and non-judgment" in the following way:
"An 'ironic stance' may be all that people desire who are spoiled by affluence because it legitimizes their narcissistic obsession with 'creating their private self-images' and 'reweaving their webs of unbelief and desire.' But an 'ironic stance' is clearly not what people suffering hunger, persecution, and oppression can afford. For they know that they can survive only if judgment is passed against those who exploit, persecute, and oppress them." --Miroslav Volf p. 68 Exclusion and Embrace

No comments: