Reflections on the Lectionary for June 11th
This was good Eric. Began reading you at the encouragement of our mutual friend and colleague Amanda Henderson.
My seminary thesis positioned shalom as an implaced social order, then explored the colonial-capitalist becoming of place in America as a theological inversion of that goal. But when I developed my land-rooted theology of shalom, I drew fairly uncritically of Israel’s relationship to place (adapted Wright’s Old Testament ethics model). You’re naming here that Israel could just as easily, likely more accurately, be viewed as a precursor to manifest destiny as a corrective to it is important. Thank you.