A Reflection on Job 14

Man who is born of a woman    is few of days and full of trouble.He comes out like a flower and withers;    he flees like a shadow and continues not.And do you open your eyes on such a one    and bring me into judgment with you?Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?    There is not one.Since his days are determined,    and the number of his months is … Continue reading A Reflection on Job 14

Liminal Symbol

A symbol has truth: it is adequate to the revelation it expresses. A symbol is true: it is the expression of a true revelation. Religious symbols are double-edged. They are directed toward the infinite which they symbolize and toward the finite through which they symbolize it. They force the infinite down to finitude and the finite up to infinity. They open … Continue reading Liminal Symbol

Between Chaos and Order

Justice, in other words, is what the metaphysics of presence keeps trying and failing to identify with some set of institutions or principles. Such identification is impossible, because every institution or principle will produce new, unexpected, injustices of its own. Every imaginable utopia will need a social protest movement. Justice is a ghost that can … Continue reading Between Chaos and Order