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Terror. According to Alford, the American democratic aspiration did not accommodate “the blacks, women, and those at the bottom of society” and “the students who comprised the core of the PRC’s pro-democracy movement had little interest in the provision of democratic rights to ethnic minorities, women, or the PRC’s vast peasantry or proletariat”. He continues to inform us that “Students from the campuses that were in the forefront of the Beijing Spring attacked African students resident in the PRC months ear- lier, and raised no objection either to the imposition

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be more determinative than others.25 Something similar could be said of the comments by Kingsbury concerning the implied reader of the Gospel.26 The implied reader is somebody in the imagination statistics from Mauritius 1942 –46 and the sepulchral inscriptions from Quattuor Coloniae in North Africa. He summarises his results thus: “The average age of the population would be very young, about 25.4 years; the average age of adults

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Peace Council, and World Federation of Scientific Workers). As products of England’s elite educational institutions – Eton, Oxford, and Cambridge – these influential writers were true heirs of the Renaissance ideal of homo universalis, integrating science, literature, and the arts and bridging theory and praxis. Final- ly, although all three repudiated theistic Christianity, they were profound ideal- ists who secularized a shared religious impulse: to make the world a better place. This chapter explores the views of Huxley, Haldane, and Bernal by highlighting

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acquire an uncommon and idiosyncratic character, a set of features and a mode of life that set one apart from the rest of the world and make one memorable not only for what one did or said but also for who one was. Alexander Nehamas2 1. The case of Oglala Lakota Among the Oglala Lakota – a primary American Indian tribal community, it was the tradition for an adolescent boy to go off on his own, weaponless and wearing nothing but a loincloth and mocassins, on a dream quest. Hungry, thirsty, and bone-tired, the boy would expect to have a dream on the fourth

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product of the European-American culture, but also with regard to content, form and legal design settled only in these cultures. As far as Asian cultures are con- cerned, they are in important regards foreign and inappropriate. Therefore, they only possess restricted validity, and the General Declaration of Human Rights should be substituted by an Asian version, just like there already exists a Euro- pean version. Similar views of a culturally restricted validity of the Human Rights exist also at Islamic sites and in representatives of African states, though they

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speak to those for whom Christianity had become alien. For the so-called ‘new churches’ in Africa and Asia, adaptation to local cultures was endorsed. This is a style that listens to various viewpoints anxious to find common ground with the other. There was also a positive appraisal of the great world religions2 and a stress on the universal and effective saving will of God. Such optimism about salvation – a theme dear to Rahner – meant that even those who 2 While this is true, Rahner did not always pay the same attention to the particulari- ties and nuances of

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his observation. Baptism became the symbol of a break with the whole of one's past and marked the assimilation of the convert to European ways and cus- toms. By impoverishing the church's genuinely 'Catholic' image, the colonial missions have left the young churches of Asia, Africa, South and Central America with a heavy historical burden till the present. However for the converted person's own community members the converted person has become a "deracinated, outcaste, no longer recognizable as a func- tioning member of his or her former community." Hence in

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Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense’, RivBib 49 (2001) 319-336 (here: 335). 24 1.2.1.1 Main arguments for the existence of the lost source Q The hypothesis of the existence of a particular no-longer-extant source that con- tained the material shared by Mt and Lk but absent in Mk dates back to the eighteenth century. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, a famous literary critic and writer who investigated the Gospels from a purely literary point of view, argued at that time that the literary interrelationships among the Synoptic Gospels are too close to be explained solely by

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. Brouwer and the phenomenology of E. Husserl with the problem of the mathematical continuum in mind; the continuum falls under the notion of the “extensive whole,” which permits a dismemberment of such a kind that the parts are of the same species as the individual whole. Here the distinction between all and whole is relevant. Weyl was committed to an anti-positivist position and conceived the transcendental to be an experience of consciousness; the inten- tional object is immanent; he wrote, “what is immanent is absolute;” things of the real world are approximate ideas

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. During the Second World War, Dietrich Bonhoef fer picked up on this; he spoke of the ‘God who lets him- self be pushed out of the world on to the cross’.10 The Japanese theologian Kazoh Kitamori (of whom we will hear more in subsequent chapters), expresses his view in a similar way.11 He holds that God himself suf fers in Christ’s suf fering. Latin American mestizos and Indians assert the same thing today, and a negro spiritual, the creation of African American slaves in the southern part of the United States, asks ‘were you there, when they 8 [Tr. note: in this