2008-01-30-notes - Christian Ethics Brian Bantum How can...

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Christian Ethics Brian Bantum January 30, 2008 How can God be outside of God’s self? How is Christ outside? The sin of [21 st  century/  white/male]  is the refusal to be called out by the Spirit; rather to take the  power of the spirit and direct it to our own ends. The problem of theology is that it crushes its existence because it tries to own all of the Son… by  refusing the transcendence – the “transgression” First:  The father is related to the son.  The Father is present in the Son.  The Son is present in  the Father.  There is a presence in each outside of each. Now, draw this out to Israel.  The Son is in some sense present in Israel.  All of the time there is  at the same time a distinction and a kind of unity.  But the unity is always bound up with a  distinction, there’s always space. The problem with Western theology is that it tries to conceive of itself… firstly by severing the  distinction between the Son and Israel.  Cuts it off.  Throws out Israel.  No necessary relation.  And then what they do is with the disembodied idea of the Son, they empty out that content of  Israel, of God’s narrative through the people of Israel, and they put themselves into it.  So now 
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course XTIAN- 200 taught by Professor J.kameron carter during the Spring '08 term at Duke.

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