Saturday, 23 February 2013

The universal vocation to holiness

In the context of our discussion (in the course on Salesian Spirituality at Ratisbonne) about the possibility or the universal vocation to holiness:

Despoiling the Egyptians (Ex 10)
Universal belief, rather than universal doubt (Newman)
John Paul II, Fides et Ratio
The opposite: a blind and blanket rejection of all other religions is not Catholic, but perhaps Protestant, Barthian certainly.

Philosophers of gift

Massimiliano De Luca, a Salesian who works in Caserta, spoke to me of several 'philosophers of gift'. I had known about Marcel Mauss, from one of the essays in the Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology, and perhaps also Derrida, but had not heard about Ferdinand Ebner. Massimo also included Ricoeur. Something to look into.