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Women’s Service in the Church: The Biblical Basis - N. T. Wright

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a conference paper for the Symposium, ‘Men, Women and the Church’ St John’s College, Durham, September 4 2004 by the Bishop of Durham, Dr N. T. Wright
I am very grateful to the organisers for inviting me to address this important conference, and only sorry that because of other duties I have been unable to take any other part in your gathering. I come to you fresh from celebrating the 900th anniversary of the translation of the bones of St Cuthbert into the Cathedral across the street, and with a consequent sense both of our enormous indebtedness to generations long ago, not least to those who, like Cuthbert, were determined through lives of holiness, celebrating God’s good creation and mourning over the human wickedness that defaces it and us with it, to strike a path through the ways of the world to the different way of God’s kingdom. And I take it that, appropriately applied, this is roughly what this conference is seeking to do:…

EARLY ONSET POSTMORTALITY – 2

http://theotherjournal.com/churchandpomo/2013/10/30/early-onset-postmortality-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheChurchAndPostmodernCultureConversation+%28the+church+and+postmodern+culture%3A+conversation%29 byon Wednesday, October 30, 2013 ·Leave a Comment Filed underUncategorized InTheTime That Remains: A Commentary on the Letter to the Romans, Giorgio Agamben reads Paul’s letter as an extended commentary on messianic time and the grace that attends early onset postmortality. The model for what Agamben calls messianic time is that peculiar time—that remnant of time that remains—following the messianic event but preceding the end of time. Agamben argues that this messianic remnant should not be understood either as what remains to be saved or as what postpones an apocalyptic day of redemption. Rather, it should be understood as a kind of “time within time.” On this score, Agamben argues, Paul is not a prophet but an apostle. “The pr…