On Christ without Christianity

September 27, 2013

In Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood, Hazel Motes famously set out to found a Church of Christ Without Christ. This, I think it is fair to say, was a little idiosyncratic. The more common distortion of Christian tradition in our own culture is to set out to found the Church of Christ Without Church — that is, to somehow claim adherence to Christ while disavowing Christianity. This week at Ibo et Non Redibo Adam Hincks, SJ takes a calm but critical look at this notion. It is well worth reading.

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