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The Unassimilatability of the Risen One

“There is at Easter no Christ who simply seals our righteousness and innocence, no guarantor of our status, and so no ideological cross.  Jesus is alive, he is there to be encountered again, and so his personal identity remains; which means that his cross is his, not ours, part of the history of a person who obstinately stands over against us and will not be painlessly assimilated into our own memories.”

–Rowan Williams, Resurrection: Interpreting the Easter Gospel (Cleveland, Oh: Pilgrim Press, 2002), 71-72.

2 Comments

  1. Brian wrote:

    This is a good little book. I’m reading it slowly now. Just finished chapter one, actually.

    Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 6:36 pm | Permalink
  2. Saint Egregious wrote:

    Rowan Williams is such a theological badass! ‘You want difficult gospel? I’ll give you difficult gospel.”
    Even on Easter he don’t cut us a break.

    Monday, March 24, 2008 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

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