William Cavanaugh responds to Stephen Webb’s critique.
Distinguished theologian William T. Cavanaugh looks at the contemporary debate around torture (if the U.S. does torture and what torture constitutes) and gives a contrasting narrative to the one typically used to contextualize torture–the Eucharist.
The Nation State Project, Schizophrenic Globalization, and the Eucharist: An Interview with William T. Cavanaugh
The Other Journal (TOJ): Much of your work is an attempt to trace the genealogy of the nation state, searching out its arbitrary moments and constitutive myths. What are some of the dominant myths that you see currently continuing in legitimating the state’s power and how it maps social relations today? Bill Cavanaugh (BC): I […]
There was a woman named Rosalinda with whom I attended Sunday mass when I lived in Chile in the 1980s. Rosalinda lived in a small wooden shanty with her elderly mother. Their income, which sufficed for little more than bread and tea, was derived from the potholders and other items that Rosalinda crocheted and sold […]