Relational Views of Humanness: The Reciprocity of Ontos and Telos

Relational Views of Humanness: The Reciprocity of Ontos and Telos By Marcia Pally Studies in Christian Ethics (2019, May 3), pp. 1-11. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0953946819847958 Introduction                       Neurobiologist Darcia Narvaez, in her award-winning Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality, suggests that, “To approach eudaimonia or human flourishing, one must have a concept of human nature, a realization of what […]

‘The Invention of the Antichrist’: Karl Barth and Erich Przywara

‘The Invention of the Antichrist’: Karl Barth, Erich Przywara, & The Analogy of Being By Marcia Pally Commonweal, December 14, 2018  https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/-invention-antichrist In the 1920s and ’30s, Karl Barth, the renowned Swiss Reformed theologian, began what became a decades-long critique of the important Polish-German Jesuit, Erich Przywara. But with the rise of fascism, their disagreement soon reached […]

Hardwired for Generosity

Hardwired for Generosity: Sacrifice & the Common Good By Marcia Pally Commonweal Magazine,  March 2017 The Good Samaritan, Pelegrín Clavé y Roqué In today’s America, “sacrifice” sounds like a bad thing—like having to give up what you deserve, like an unjust hardship. In what Christopher Lasch called our culture of self-absorption and narcissism, the idea […]

Aquinas & Politics: Getting Out of and Into the Common Good

Aquinas & Politics: Getting Out of and Into the Common Good By Marcia Pally published by Counterpoint Navigating Knowledge, March 13, 2019   I’m writing this blog just on returning from a conference hosted by the Thomist Center in New York. The center aims at scholarly research on the work of Thomas Aquinas, perhaps the […]

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 […]