Deconstructing the Desert

How can deconstruction relate to the Desert Fathers? Jacques Derrida’s method of deconstruction is in some ways a critique of religious thought. It exposes assumptions that we rely on in Western culture, such as an overlying concept of intelligibility and reason, that we call the logos, that transcends and anchors all meaning. Early monasticism is … More Deconstructing the Desert

What Can the Desert Tell Us About the Researcher/Educator Debate?

There was a certain brother who came to Scete to see Abba Arsenius, entered the church and entreated the clergy ‎to take him to see him. The clergy said to him, “Refresh yourself a little and you will see him.” The brother said to ‎them, “I will eat nothing until I meet and see him.” … More What Can the Desert Tell Us About the Researcher/Educator Debate?