When, and to the degree, this witnessing to the resurrection is part of the fabric of the tradition, that tradition retains its inexhaustible novelty. It lives with the assurance of its capacities to mediate to all believers the manner in which God has entered into our world and met it at the sharpest edges of the problem of evil, typified in suffering, death, guilt and meaninglessness. The tradition of faith becomes a womb of life, forming the followers of Christ into agents of a new humanity through the power of his Spirit. After the resurrection of the crucified One, the world can never be the same. It is always timely, then, for theology to re-immerse itself in the phenomenon of the resurrection, and to focus its energies on the most radical and transforming moment of Christian faith. - pp 63-64 (my emphasis)I found this sentence: The tradition of faith becomes a womb of life, forming the followers of Christ into agents of a new humanity through the power of his Spirit. to be very appropriate as we look through an anthropological and mimetic lense.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
The Tradition of Faith Becomes a Womb of Life
Another quote from The Resurrection Effect by Anthony J Kelly