Monday, May 23, 2011

The Monstrosity of Christology

Sorry if you are led to think that this is a post on the celebrated debate between John Milbank and Slavoj Zizek. It is not.

This is about how to think about 'Christology' through monsters (H/T: Peace Choi):


Martin Yee said...

Actually this diagram is extremely humorous, but out of reverence of Christ, I refrained from any laughter over it, anyway Luther will not be pleased if I do.

Sze Zeng said...

"Luther will not be pleased if I do"

That is more humorous! hahaha :D

Martin Yee said...

I guess Karl Barth will not approve too(his Christology defines his epistemology and it is quite different from that suggested in your diagram unless I misread him), not too sure about Hegel and Descartes though.

Martin Yee said...

Come to think of it, Fueurbach may find the diagram amusing, as he thinks God is a projection of the mind anyway.

Sze Zeng said...

Hahaha... not sure about Fueurbach, but Barth may enjoy this! :)

Check this out:

"First, humor for Barth is often and perhaps primarily self-directed. "Humor is the opposite of all self-admiration and self-praise" (CD III/4, p. 665). There is, in other words, such a thing as Christian freedom to laugh at ourselves, to recognize the incongruity and disproportion between the sinners we still are and the saints we prematurely claim to be, and thus to recognize ever and again the miracle of our being graciously accepted, valued, and honored by God. When one can laugh at oneself, then one can also rightly laugh at others-never bitterly or cynically, never in the superficial spirit of carnival or the poisoned laughter that expresses hatred for, or superiority over, another."

Martin Yee said...

haha..Barthian humour indeed :) nice one.