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  • All of this, of course, is addressed far more eloquently and with profound insight by Pope Benedict XVI in Spe Salvi (which came out after my article, otherwise I would have referenced it many times):

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  • 'Spe'unce is a thorny bramble, an' yer 'bleeged to go _th'ough_ it, to _draw blood_, an', I tell yer, _de blood is de life_! "

    Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles

  • Like Benedict's earlier letter Spe Salvi (2007), Caritas in Veritate is also eschatological, and this is another litmus test of thoroughly revelation-grounded thinking.

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  • Benedict XVI puts it in his encyclical Spe Salvi: 'Jesus was not

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  • The biggest pieces come from the Estonian Philharmonic Choir, which sings Pärt's majestic Kanon Pokajanen, and from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, which gives the first performance of In Spe and Pärt's Fourth Symphony, which had its UK premiere at the Proms.

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  • In Spe Salvi, that most remarkable document, Benedict recalls that early Christian sarcophagi record the figure of Christ as both a shepherd and, most surprisingly, a philosopher.

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  • His 76-page document, Spe Salvi, comes in the context of rising secularism in Europe and a spate of books attacking belief in God, including the “The God Delusion” by the Oxford academic Richard Dawkins.

    mjh's blog — 2007 — December

  • An artist and a murderer, Caravaggio was (according to Jarman at least) one of those wild-man queers of history, no flouncing fairy but a drinker and a fighter, like Christopher Marlowe or Jean-Arthur Rimbaud, ending his life on the run after killing a man in a knife fight -- with a knife which, so the story goes, was engraved with the phrase "Nec Spe, Nec Metu" ...


  • We have until September 15 -- about a week -- to save the Endangered Spe ...

    George Lakoff: Death by Definition: Save the Endangered Species Act! Now!

  • CHORUS: You know, one of the great fags of history, the artist Caravaggio, had a knife inscribed with the motto, Nec Spe, Nec Metu – No Hope, No Fear. [picking up a glass of absinthe and staring down into it] When hope dies, Jack … when the last of your hope truly dies … it can be a very liberating experience.

    Archive 2006-04-01


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