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Searching for Sunday Excerpt: “Body”

Today's post is an excerpt from my new book, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding The Church and is taken from a chapter entitled, "Body." *** "You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." —1 Corinthians 12:27 “The church is a whore, but she is my mother.” The quote is attributed to St. Augustine, but no one’s really tracked it down. I’d venture to guess it originated with a man, though, and an unimaginative one at that. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the sentiment—that despite her persistent wanderings and betrayals, the church births us and feeds us and names us children of God—it’ s just that when we leave men to draw all the theological conclusions about a metaphorically feminine church, we end up with rather predictable categories, don’t we? Virgin. Whore. Mother. But what might a woman say about church as she ? What might a woman ...

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