Memory Eternal: Fruitful Death as the Form of Personal Mediation (Part II)

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, November 11th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Memory Eternal: Fruitful Death as the Form of Personal Mediation (Part II)” by Erik van Versendaal from God and the Crisis of Meaning (Volume 48.3). The PDF can be downloaded here.
Note that the download includes the previously published Part I of the article. We will be discussing Part II only. However, feel free to read Part I.

Here is an excerpt from the Introduction to the issue:
Erik van Versendaal, in “Memory Eternal: Fruitful Death as the Form of Personal Mediation (Part II),” attends to the way in which the reciprocal mediation of two persons is naturally fulfilled when this exchange is itself mediated by a third who exceeds it. This structure is manifested in the family, where the child represents for his parents a promise of life beyond their deaths, but only insofar as they generatively free the child for a future that transcends their own, both in the world and in God. “The root motive that runs through enfleshed desire is the fulfillment of a hope beyond nature’s hoping: the bodily resurrection of the child who may be.”

We will meet in the Kateri Room located at St. Michael’s Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo, Ontario. Use the east side parking lot and enter by the rear doors. Walk up the stairs. The Kateri Room is on your right before enter the church proper.

Those joining on zoom will be able to hear everyone, and speak to everyone, but not necessarily see everyone.

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