Monday Mention: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Intelligent and worthwhile reads from the opposition

Liberal Christians are among the strongest critics of individualism.

“In her opening address to the Episcopal Church’s recent General Convention, the Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the church’s presiding bishop, made a special point of denouncing what she labeled ‘the great Western heresy’—the teaching, in her words, ‘that we can be saved as individuals, that any of us alone can be in right relationship with God.’ This ‘individualist focus,’ she declared, ‘is a form of idolatry.’”

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