Tag: Jesus

Dharma & Psalm

  Thy law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:8) The psalmist makes a very singular statement here. Or, to put it another way, he doesn't make a plural statement. In the context of Jewish religion during the times of King David, Solomon's Temple or the Babylonian Exile we might expect him to talk about the laws, … Continue reading Dharma & Psalm

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What is the Point of Virtue?

If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments. (Matthew, 19:17) My mother's sons turned their anger on me, They made me look after the vineyards. My own vineyard I had not looked after! (Song of Solomon, 1:6) The purpose of Our Lord's mission is that we may have life more abundantly. One of … Continue reading What is the Point of Virtue?

Jesus & the Marginalised: A Case Study

There is a tendency within Christianity which argues that the primary purpose of Jesus' mission was to affirm the marginalised and the excluded. Such a narrative does not fully account for the appeal which He had to wealthy and/or influential people like Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward, Joseph of Arimathea, the Sanhedrin member, or … Continue reading Jesus & the Marginalised: A Case Study

Christian Mysticism & the Incarnation

Plotinus, a Neoplatonist philosopher, spoke for many different religious and philosophical belief systems when he described the vocation of the mystic as- 'The flight of the alone to the Alone.' By which is meant the journey of an individual, particularly the spirit or mind (broadly defined) of that individual, towards God or the universal ground … Continue reading Christian Mysticism & the Incarnation