Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Lewis Carroll, The Audubon Society, Orthodox / Quaker Theology, and The Willingness to Squint
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Lewis Carroll, The Audubon Society, Orthodox / Quaker Theology, and The Willingness to Squint

698
views

Published on

Callid Keefe-Perry's ( @TheImageOfFish ) talk from the Theology After Google Conference.

Callid Keefe-Perry's ( @TheImageOfFish ) talk from the Theology After Google Conference.


0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
698
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
7
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • While Alexander Wilson is the father of North American ornithology, Audubon is the undisputed father of artistic ornithology. His art was the first to portray birds in natural poses, although some seem quite contrived. The larger birds are often curved back on themselves because he was painting them in life size and the largest paper he had to work with was about 26" x 38 inches. He also included plants and natural background scenes to place his birds in context and to enhance the esthetic appeal of the drawings. Many of these "mise-en-scene" backgrounds were painted by his assistants or, later in the project, by one of his sons. In 1812 Audubon painted his first bird in flight--a Whippoorwill. This was a rather radical departure from the standards of ornithological illustration, primarily because the in-flight depictions necessitated foreshortening. This, in turn meant that measurements could not be taken from the illustrations. This lack of accuracy lessened the scientific value of the illustrations, the argument went. Thanks to Rob Bierregaard, Jr. from Biology Department UNC Charlotte
  • In the two prints below, one can see the difference between Audubon's artistic rendering of an Osprey (on the left) and Wilson's adequate, but much less dramatic, illustration of the same species. We also notice that Audubon's placement of birds in natural scenes was not his own innovation, as Wilson has his Osprey on a beach, with stuff going on around it.
  • I call this scientism
  • Theosis is an Orthodox idea Sorry this is all mem and that originally they we talking about men. If any one knows some women that have written about theosis-like ideas, please catch me later or contact me via theimageoffish.com.
  • It is about developing an awareness of the Divine. Like bird song in the woods. The danger is that we believe we all have a little god inside us, that we are divinely empowered to do as we will.
  • It is about developing an awareness of the Divine. Like bird song in the woods. The danger is that we believe we all have a little god inside us, that we are divinely empowered to do as we will.
  • 11 x 15 = 165 Grey Squares
  • Alexander Gardner's famous 1863 portrai Squint with our ears too.
  • Chortle wasn't even a word when he wrote this. We will be hearing new voices in this democratized media. What are our chortles?
  • Transcript

    • 1. Lewis Carroll, Orthodox/Quaker Thought, The Audubon Society,  and the Willingness to Squint A Poem, A Vignette, Five Quotes, An Experiment, and Some Assertions or Callid Keefe-Perry Theopoetics.net TheImageOfFish.com
    • 2.
      • One, two! One, two! And through and through
      • The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
      • He left it dead, and with its head
      • He went galumphing back.
      • "And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
      • Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
      • O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
      • He chortled in his joy.
      The Poem: “ Jabberwocky ,” Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There , 1872
    • 3. The Vignette: John James Audubon's Whipporwill
      •  
      •  
    • 4. Audubon
    • 5.  
    • 6. Audubon Wilson    
    • 7. The Quotes: Thoughts on Divinization and Theosis “ Thou hast made our race partakers of divinity.” --Cosmas of Maiuma and John of Damascus. First Canon of the Nativity, Ode 3 “ God became man so that [humanity] might become god.” --Athanasius of Alexandria. On the Incarnation 54:3, PG 25:192B The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 460 “ If the Word is made man, it is that [we] might become gods.” --Irenaeus , Against Heresies, VI.i.1 "We are called to be participants, not just spectators, in God's being and work." --Charles Sherlock, God on the Inside, p.106
    • 8. ...you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of lust, and may become participants in the divine nature. --2 Peter 1:4, NRSV ...we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. --Acts 17:29, NRSV ...you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of lust, and may become participants in the divine nature. --2 Peter 1:4, NRSV ...we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. --Acts 17:29, NRSV
    • 9. To all sorts and conditions of men, Fox continually makes appeal to "that of God" within them... Frequently it is the "Christ within." In every instance he means that the Divine Being operates directly upon the human life, and the new birth, the real spiritual life, begins when the individual becomes aware of [God]... -Rufus Jones, Introduction to George Fox's Journal
    • 10. An Experiment: A Willingness to Squint
    • 11.  
    • 12.  
    • 13.  
    • 14. Scientism pervades, but Life does not conform. How we express our experience of the Divine can change our experience of the Divine. Expressing things as we actually perceive them often bumps up against systematized standards. Some Assertions
    • 15. "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less." "The question is, " said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty. "which is to be master—that's all." “ [TAG is full of]...Olympic-level postmodern Humpty Dumpty language.” -Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries
    • 16. What is our goal? Where are our chortles ? Power comes with control.
    • 17.
      • For more information about theopoetics see http://theopoetics.net
      • For more information about Callid see http://callidkeefeperry.com
      • For Callid's vlog home, see http://theimageoffish.com
      • For more information about an amusing source of Callid's income, see http://searchengineimprov.com