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James Alison is a Catholic theologian, priest, and author. He is noted for his work on gay issues and application of René Girard's anthropological theory in theology. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... René Girard is a French philosopher, historian and philologist. ...


James Alison studied at Blackfriars, Oxford University, and earned his bachelors and master’s degrees and doctorate in Theology from the Jesuit Theology Faculty in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He was a member of the Dominican Order in 1981-1995. He has lived and worked in Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and the United States; currently he lives in his native England. The English Dominican House of Blackfriars Hall in Oxford, commonly known simply as Blackfriars, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Theology is reasoned discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason). It also refers to the study of other religious topics. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Belo Horizonte (a Portuguese name meaning beautiful horizon) is among the most important cities in Brazil. ... The Order of Preachers (Ordo Praedicatorum), more commonly known as the Dominican Order, is a Catholic religious order. ...


Books

  • Knowing Jesus (1994) ISBN 0872432025
  • Raising Abel, The Recovery of the Eschatological Imagination (1996) ISBN 0837164346
  • The Joy of Being Wrong, Original Sin Through Easter Eyes (1998) ISBN 0824516761
  • Faith Beyond Resentment, Fragments Catholic and Gay (2001) ISBN 0824519221
  • On Being Liked (2004) ISBN 0824522613

1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External Links

  • James Alison. Theology - Full-text articles and talks; book excerpts and reviews; links to other James Alison's texts

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The Religion Report: 25 August  2004  - Catholic Theologian James Alison (1898 words)
James Alison came into our Melbourne studios the other day and we began by speaking about a thinker who’s been a great influence on him, French thinker, Rene Girard who argues that sacrificial violence is at the heart of all human culture.
James Alison: I suppose because he brings together a whole lot of things that people have thought better kept in separate departments, as it were.
James Alison: Yes, I hope that we’re not in the process of losing St Augustine, because it’s St Augustine’s understanding of desire as being what this is all about, which is one of the most important parts of our tradition.
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