Tuesday, September 28, 2004
'Joined in the middle.'
I'm pleased to introduce yet another excellent religion blog, Cross by Jon Fortt, a journalist who is interested in the complex ways religion intersects with power and politics. I'm taken by the series of dictionary definitions he collects:
cross (krôs, krs) n.
An upright post with a transverse piece near the top, on which condemned persons were executed in ancient times.
The Christian religion; Christianity.
In Christianity, a sign made by tracing the outline of a cross with the right hand upon the forehead and chest as a devotional act.
A trial, affliction, or frustration.
A mark or pattern formed by the intersection of two lines, especially such a mark (X) used as a signature.
A movement from one place to another, as on a stage; a crossing.
A plant or animal produced by crossbreeding; a hybrid.
The process of crossbreeding; hybridization.
Sports. A hook thrown over an opponent's punch in boxing.
Law. An act or instance of cross-examining; a cross-examination.
And especially by his elegant formulation, which captures the sensibility of the site: "Cross. From right to left and left to right, joined in the middle." Check it out.
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 28 September 2004 at 5:12 PM