Alison, James

Alison, James

James Alison (b. 1945) is a Roman Catholic priest, author and international speaker particularly associated with the theological insights of Rene Girard and contributions to sexuality debates.

Internet Resources

The best site for material by Alison is found here. Frequently updated it includes

A selection of online published material is found below.

Atonement

An Atonement Update, Australian EJournal of Theology, Oct 2006.

 

Sexuality

On Helping the Faithful Negotiate Confusion, The Tablet, Mar 2007

 

Biblical Reflections

Prodded to Life (Is. 11:1-10; Ps. 72:1-7, 18-19; Rom. 15:4-13; Matt. 3:1-12)

Stretched Hearts (Is.:1-10; Ps. 146:5-10; Lk. 1:47-55; James 5:7-10; Matt. 11:2-11, Christian Century, Nov 2007

Reading the Signs (Is. 7:10-16; Ps. 80:1-7, 17-19; Rom. 1:1-7; Matt. 1:18-25), Christian Century, Dec 2007

Risk and Fulfillment (Is. 63:7-9; Ps. 148; Heb.2:10-18; Matt. 2:13-23), Christian Century, Dec 2007

Halo Effect (Is.60:1-6; Ps. 72:1-7, 10-14; Eph. 3:1-12; Matt. 2:1-12), Christian Century, Dec 2007

 

Book Reviews by Alison

Schwartz: The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism, First Things, Dec 1997

 

Interviews with Alison

Violence undone: James Alison on Jesus as forgiving victim, Christian Century, Sept 2006.

 

Other

Sacrifice, Law & The Catholic Faith: Is Secularity Really the Enemy?, Tablet Lecture, Dec 2006.

Taking the plunge: Immersed in Theology, Christian Century, Feb 2007.

Punctured, Christian Century, Nov 2007

 

Engagements with Alison

James G. Williams, Review of The Joy of Being Wrong, First Things, Jan 1999.

Hefling, Charles, A view from the stern: James Alison's theology (so far), Anglican Theological Review, Fall 1999.

Stanley Hauerwas, Review of Raising Abel, First Things, Nov 1996

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