16 September 2010

Christendom as the inversion of Christianity

I am currently editing a massive volume by Enrique Dussel. Here is a little something from it:
‘Christendom’ is the inversion of Christianity; it is the Christianity that has negotiated by the bureaucratic corruption of its institutions the state’s divine legitimation (in exchange for cushy jobs for the ecclesial bureaucrats). It is the ‘inversion’ of the Christianity of Jesus of Nazareth.

Hardly a new sentiment, but it seemed a particularly appropriate quotation with which to acknowledge the papal visit to the UK.

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