More than a Resource: Covenant as a Basis for Societal Organization

More than a Resource: Covenant as a Basis for Societal Organization By Prof. Dr. Marcia Pally in: Religion and Democracy: Challenges and Resources in a Public Theological Perspective Torsten Meireis and Rolf Schieder (Eds., 2017), pp. 71-87 Introduction Of human thriving, the neurobiologist Darcia Narvaez writes, “To approach eudaimonia or human flourishing, one must have a […]

Theologies of Relationality: A Response to Economic and Political Binary Choices

Theologies of Relationality: A Response to Economic and Political Binary Choices by Marcia Pally   Presented at The Seventh Annual Telos Conference, New York, February 15–17, 2013; published on TELOSscope, March 1, 2013. I’d like to begin with the idea that religion is not only useful for social service provision and various charities but that it has ideas that […]

Our artificial individualism needs to be re-embedded in communities

Our artificial individualism needs to be re-embedded in communities By Marcia Pally ABC RELIGION AND ETHICS 10 OCT 2012 BEING FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN SEPARABILITY OR SITUATEDNESS, BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM OR COMMUNITY AND TRADITION, LEADS THE WEST TO THE WORST OF ITSELF. Has the West lost its pizzazz – its gravitas, ability to guide, its […]

Religion as practical scapegoat: A response from relational theology

Religion as practical scapegoat: A response from relational theology By Marcia Pally Presented at the German Federal Cultural Foundation Conference:  “Trial of Faith – On Religion and Growth,” Cologne June 12-14, 2015. https://www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/en/magazine/magazine_24/the_practical_scapegoat.html Looking at European debates about religion, one would have to conclude that it is mighty indeed. What ills befall us, religion is […]