Thursday, 10 January 2008

New Research for 2008

I'm currently in discussion with the good people at BCT about what subjects I can do in 2008. The administrative wrangling continues. However, if everything goes my way I will be pursuing the work of Alain Badiou to determine the ecclesial implications of the Event. It strikes me that if the only genuine subject is the revolutionary subject then there must be some limits to it with regard to a group of subjects.

Is the group comprised of subjects and followers?

If the group succeeds in its revolutionary ambition, must it now necessarily embark on a new mission to revolt against itself?

And so forth. It seems to me that if the genuine Christian experience is best described as a revolutionary subject, there are some difficulties in establishing or maintaining a community called the Church. It may be that the Church can only exist accidentally and not institutionally. However, I won't really know for a few weeks to come.

Watch this space for more.