Imagine, dear Reader, a reading group in an Australian academic institution. Most of the members are not Christians and yet they decide to read the Gospel of Mark and read it intelligently in a manner similar to the way the group would approach other texts. The deliberations of the group have now become the subject of a book, The Existential Jesus, by Professor John Carroll, a sociologist at La Trobe University here in Melbourne. Miss Eagle went to hear John Carroll speak last Thursday night at St Martin's Anglican Church at South Yarra. This is not the historical project of the Jesus Seminar. This is more like a Lectio Divina group style except that most of the group are secular and they are approaching the work intellectually, not prayerfully. The insights are remarkable and worthy of note. Make up your own mind.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I'm a Has Been - or to be grammatically correct a Have Been. I have been - Nurse, Librarian, Station Cook, Union Organiser, Political Staffer, Corporate PA, Business Woman. I receive that well-known arts/blogging subsidy known as the Old Aged Pension and keep myself occupied out-of-doors with gardening, community activism & doing coffee.