Sunday, June 01, 2003

some bloggers are back

Joel Garver of Sacra Doctrina and John Betts are both back to blogging after hiatuses.

Joel has been back for a few weeks, and in that time, he has blogged a couple of times (here and here) on Msgr. Luigi Giussani's text The Risk of Education. The second post contains some remarks Joel made at a book discussion; he makes some good points about how Giussani's terminology might be problematic in an American setting, in that they have differing connotations. (He does note that this may be a translation issue.) I agree, offering only this qualifier: Msgr. Giussani's texts are mostly (as far as I know) intended to be read within a group setting, specifically within the Schools of Community associated with Communion and Liberation, and in this setting, those terminological issues are muted, if not resolved.

Nonetheless, it is obvious that not everyone is going to read Giussani's texts in this setting, and perhaps it would be beneficial for him (or his translator) to take this into account when the english translations are done.

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