The Language of Exile: excerpt from current WIP

The reaction of American conservatives of a certain stripe to Hispanics seems to parallel the reaction of German revanchists to Jews, and for a similar reason: they are what Ilan Stavans refers to as “native strangers,” internal exiles, who challenge our sense that we can make a polity here that fully expresses God’s kingdom.  They are a witness to the already-and-not-yet nature of our lives here; the fact that though we want our Best Life Now, God has promised our Best Life Later, with previews Now.

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2 responses to “The Language of Exile: excerpt from current WIP

  1. From homo economicus to homo viator: that’s where we want to go.

  2. Yessirree bob. As the Philosopher saith.

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