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Why Chora-Strangers?

The term "chora" in Greek means "country" and "land", but it was also used by Plato in the Timaeus as the "receptacle" to refer to the medium in which the cosmos was created. The term "strangers" refers to humanity. We are strangers in the cosmos, but not necessarily as was thought by Augustine of Hippo who described our residence in the earthly city as a temporary way station leading to the heavenly city. Rather, we are strangers because of the mystery that is both the world and we ourselves. The world must be decoded, even as we struggle to interpret ourselves. Chora, because it may also mean "possibility," is an appropriate designation for this prospect of interpretation and analysis which in turn bears the potentiality of disclosing new truths for the formulation of new visions. Actualizing the "basileia tou theou" by exercising the divine mandate of creation to live in and through mystery, as a consequence of the limits to our knowledge, we continue to explore individually and corporately possible ways to create just institutions while never forgetting the deeds and sufferings of those who have gone before us.

Seminaries and Universities receiving copies of 'Biblical Interpretation'

In order to circulate the fine articles that are in the book, From Biblical Interpretation to Human Transformation, Chora-Strangers has sent copies to numerous schools across the United States and around the world.

These universities and libraries include:

  • Boston University School of Theology
  • Catholic University of America
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Doheny Memorial Library, USC
  • Duke University Divinity School
  • Graduate Theological Union
  • Harvard University Divinity School
  • Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, NY
  • Howard University School of Divinity
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • Notre Dame Seminary
  • Stanford University Library
  • Union Theological Seminary
  • University of Chicago Divinity School
  • Yale University Divinity School

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