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Oedipus, The Romanovs, And The Individual In The Pandemic

In monarchy… it is a matter of the victim being still alive, one that has not yet been sacrificed. In the case of divinity, by contrast, the interpretation accentuates a victim that has already been sacrificed and it is a matter of the sacred having been already expelled from the community. In the former example, […]

How Would Jesus Heal A Pandemic?

David Gornoski contemplates how Jesus would deal with a pandemic and concludes that the key lies in Jesus’ merciful treatment of Peter who had earlier betrayed him. Whereas ancient mythologies empower the mob against a single person, Christ redeems and humanizes the victim of the crowd. It is due to this anthropological revelation that the […]

THINGS HIDDEN 9: The Impotent Sacrifice

David Gornoski explores how our forms of collective violence increasingly fail to deter violence because of our lack of appetite for publicly sanctioned brutality. This phenomenon, a product of the Gospel’s influence in the West, will continue to render state coercion impotent in foreign nation building campaigns and domestic wars on nonviolent choices. Media ecology […]