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We turned our face. We despised him. We esteemed him stricken by God and afflicted. And it wasn’t the truth.
See caution at the beginning of “The Mystical And Visionary Thinking Of Teilhard de Chardin #1” https://inaspaciousplace.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/the-mystical-and-visionary-thinking-of-teilhard-de-chardin-19/
Ross Douthat of the New York Times seems to be getting into a bit of a state about his Pope.
Labels are generally caricatures of the positions they purport to represent. But they can serve as useful short hand in an attempt to understand complex movements in human culture.
In the words he is reported to have spoken in John 5:19-24, Jesus utilizes a curious teaching technique. He refers to himself in the third person, using the circumlocution “the Son”.
Five-year-old Amy woke and cried out in the night. Bleary-eyed her father stumbled into Amy’s bedroom and sat on the side of her bed to comfort her.