William McDonough

William McDonough
Saint Catherine University · Department of Theology

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Etty Hillesum is a religious model for responding to trauma. Tempted to withdraw by “splitting [herself] up” (4 June 1942), she instead saw herself as “heir to a great spiritual heritage” (18 September 1942), committing to “love everyone […] made in God's image” (18 August 1943). She is our contemporary Jacob, our ancestor in the qahal goyim (Genes...
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THE ESSAY DEMONSTRATES THE SUBTLETY OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) on sin and addiction. It suggests a parallel between Aquinas’s understanding of acedia and invidia as the two vitia capitalia most directly undermining of God’s caritas and AA founder Bill Wilson’s understanding of two contemporary deadly sins, self-pity and resentment, as the “root”...
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NOT ALL READERS APPROACH DUTCH JEWISH DIARIST AND HOLOCAUST victim Etty Hillesum (1914-1943) appreciatively. Some find her too passive in the face of the Nazi terror. Literary scholar Rachel Brenner, however, praises Hillesum as embodying a "stubborn conviction that love is an inclusive force" for overcoming hatred. In this essay I accept Brenner's...
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Christian ethics struggles to articulate a method for thinking about homosexuality and the sexual acts of same-sex oriented persons. In 1988, Hanigan suggested a promising 'social import' approach and then judged homosexual acts deficient. MacIntyre's Dependent Rational Animals (1999) articulates a fuller social import approach to morality. Althoug...

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