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jen

'When we approach a woman of another faith than our own it will be in a spirit of expectancy to find how God has been speaking to her and what new understandings of the grace and love of God we may ourselves discover in this encounter. Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion - another gender? - is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching is holy. Else we may find ourselves treading on women's dreams. More serious still we may forget that God was here before our arrival.'

Presumably you used a direct quote from the book in your post. Is this how you presented it in Oz? I know John Taylor was writing to a different generation where gendered language was used differently, but whose job is it to do the translation to the language we use today? Yours or your readers and listeners? I've been required to do this mental gymnastics in too many places lately and I'm so tired of it. I feel like a stuck record.

Glad you're having a good time though!

jonny

jen hi!...

yes i'll add that to the post. i did say that in the presentation that i was using direct quotes from the book and so they were of their time, pointing out the gender issue.

sorry!

Peter

Sorry to be repetitive but:

"When we approach an Aboriginal person it will be in a spirit of expectancy to find how God has been speaking to them and what new understandings of the grace and love of God we may ourselves discover in this encounter. Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another spirituality is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching is holy. Else we may find ourselves treading on their dreaming. More serious still we may forget that God was here before our arrival."

and on and on with the other quotes you gave. This is so pertinant to our Aussie experience.

Rob

Hi Jonny,
Welcome to Oz!! This stuff you've put together is quite brilliant [translation issues aside] and so relevant to 'postmodern' 'youth culture' 'people not in the church' you name your grouping...

I am disappointed I was not able to make it to Nosh but I would not be meeting you later in the year after Greenbelt... thanks for your rigour, inspiration and creativity!! Enjoy your time!!

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