Consecrated vs desacralized thought



Kudos to Fr Kimel for the head’s up on this very interesting article by William Desmond, whose writings I’ve been acquainting myself with since hearing him recommended last summer. Here he discusses the anxious relationship between ‘Priest’ and ‘Philosopher’ (that is, between faith as embodied in a community’s tradition and the authority that naturally attaches to that, on the one hand, and the need to think freely and creatively in renewing or challenging tradition on the other. Both are necessary vocations.


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