The first day featured a talk by William Cavanaugh, author of Torture and Eucharistand Theopolitical Imagination. Cavanaugh is also currently “developing a theology of suffering based upon snow” (listen to Charlie’s audio link below for more dry humor from the person introducing Cavanaugh).
Cavanaugh’s talk is titled “The Empire of the Empty Shrine.”
- Charlie Pardue’s blog on the talk. Also, Charlie recorded the whole talk and has an MP3 of it here (runtime 1 hour 13 minutes 25 seconds). Charlie tells me over AIM that he even got to meet Jamie Smith in person, finally.
- Kaz provides an excellent, detailed summary on his blog.
- AKMA blogs Cavanaugh’s talk as well.
These summaries from my friends and the talk itself come highly, highly recommended — by me!
Today’s talk comes from AKMA, and is dubbed ” ‘The Strong Right Arm That Holds For Peace’: Godliness as an Alternative to Empire.” I expect summaries, Kaz and Charlie!