Definition by mystery

/ 18 August 2006

It’s been fun to discover Steve Collins’ blog again, and particularly this quote:

"I wonder if definition by -ology is modernist, and we are groping for definition by mystery. definition by abstraction is our impulse, but definition by sacrament is the opposite movement. sacrament defines what is abstract by making it flesh. it turns thought into deed, diagram into food.."

Also check out his "psalm of boredom" piece, which was done for a worship service a few years ago.