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"Theoanons韆" as the fatal flaw of heterodox "feminist theology"
Vivificat - from Contemplation to Action ^ | 11 June 2013 | Te骹ilo de Jes鷖 (@vivificat)

Posted on 06/11/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT by Te骹ilo

In which Bishopess Schori’s “Theo-fantastic” Curacao sermon is reexamined, evaluated, judged, and ditched.

Brethren, Peace and good to all of you.

I can't listen to this sermon!

I’ve been asking myself what (or who) possessed Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishopess of the Episcopal Church, to deliver this sermon in Curacao. As you might remember, I commented on it not long ago on a previous blog post.

I think I got the answer after reading a chapter of this book, God or Goddess?: Feminist Theology : What Is It? Where Does It Lead?, by Manfred Hauke. This is a commendable book, in which the author studied in-depth the origin, purpose, and ends of feminist theology. This is the relevant quote:

Even so, the term “theology”, in the feminist view, needs to be used with a certain caution. According to Hedwig Meyers-Wilmes, feminist theology operates on the borderline between scholarship and political activism. “Border crossings are virtually constitutive of it, which poses an obstacle to its being seriously classified as a science. According to Catharina Hawkes, theological feminism is characterized by “a less straightforward and logically consistent kind of thought” than in the “old theology”, which is accused of an extreme, distorting intellectualism. To be desired is instead “an inventive, improvised kind of activity, less objectivity, and more ambiguity.” The place of “theo-logy” (reasoned discoursed about God), according to the wish of many authors, is to be taken by “theo-fantasy” or “theo-poesy”. The feminists who worship a “goddess” speak also of “thealogy" and “theasophy". (God or Goddess? P.58)

This is a significant insight. Observe how all these qualifiers apply to Dr. Schori’s sermon: crossed-over into (sexual) politics; less straightforward; logically inconsistent; inventive, improvised, less objective (more subjective), and ambiguous. This is why Dr. Schori saw St. Paul as the ugly bad man in Acts 16:16ff and the demon-possessed girl as his victim, and how St. Paul’s intolerance got him thrown into prison!

We now know the “intellectual” – and I used that term hesitantly – framework of Dr. Schori’s discourse. She wasn’t theologizing as we understand the term, but “theo-fantasizing”. Oooh, know I understand!

Since we’re dealing with neologisms, allow me to introduce a new one into the mix. I made it myself from the Greek: θεοανοησία. It is transcribed as theoanonsía. It means “theo-stupidity”, and that’s what I think of all heterodox feminist theology in general and of Dr. Schori’s sermon in particular. All of it is theo-bull* and we must not concern ourselves with it.


TOPICS: Catholic; Mainline Protestant; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; christian; feminazi; feminism; feminists; heresy; theology
Blunders. Typos. Mine.
1 posted on 06/11/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT by Te骹ilo
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To: YellowRoseofTx; Rashputin; StayoutdaBushesWay; OldNewYork; MotherRedDog; sayuncledave; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 06/11/2013 1:03:28 PM PDT by Te骹ilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Te贸filo
What's defective about feminist theology is also charcteristic of their history. They claim the right to "re-vision a usable history --- a history befitting our destiny."

In other words, detached from truth, and valued only as an instrument.

3 posted on 06/11/2013 1:22:29 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." - Jesus Christ)
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To: Te贸filo

"Shut up and listen to the Boss!"


4 posted on 06/11/2013 2:01:17 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

She looks like a complete fool.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 2:53:06 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Cicero

That must be the UGLIEST MITER EVER. Ugh.

Thanks for sharing.

+JMJ,
~Theo


6 posted on 06/11/2013 3:20:20 PM PDT by Te骹ilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Te贸filo

If it’s less logically consistent and more inventive, it’s more like this thing we hopelessly patriarchal men, to be logically consistent, call ‘lying’.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 3:31:27 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Te贸filo

Yes, I found photos of her with several different miters. I suspect that that one may have been her choice for Gay Pride Sunday or something.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 3:38:42 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

What’s more imcredimto me is that there are people out there who take this thing seriously. Anyone with a grudge came come up with their own theology if fantasy is given free reign. Heck, even the devil has his “fheology”.

+JMJ,
~Theo


9 posted on 06/11/2013 5:49:09 PM PDT by Te骹ilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Te贸filo
even the devil has his “fheology”.

Which I suspect is a lot like Ms. Schori's.

She certainly acts like the devil when stealing church properties from orthodox congregations who leave TEC...

10 posted on 06/13/2013 10:22:53 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: Cicero

She looks like an evil clown.


11 posted on 06/13/2013 12:34:29 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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