Monday, January 07, 2008

Multimedia suggestions from South Carolina

I offer two radically different multimedia presentations, each traceable to a reader connected to South Carolina:

1.  One reader recommends PBS's documentary, Dirty Politics 2008:



I very much intend this video to be watched in conjunction with MoneyLaw's coverage of the South Carolina bar exam scandal.

2.  Another reader recommends Pope Benedict XVI's November 2007 encyclical letter, Spe Salvi:

Pope Benedict XVISpe Salvi facti sumus” — in hope we were saved, says Saint Paul to the Romans, and likewise to us (Rom 8:24). According to the Christian faith, “redemption” — salvation — is not simply a given. Redemption is offered to us in the sense that we have been given hope, trustworthy hope, by virtue of which we can face our present: the present, even if it is arduous, can be lived and accepted if it leads towards a goal, if we can be sure of this goal, and if this goal is great enough to justify the effort of the journey. Now the question immediately arises: what sort of hope could ever justify the statement that, on the basis of that hope and simply because it exists, we are redeemed? And what sort of certainty is involved here?

Multimedia source
Audio files (.mp3 and .m4a formats) of Spe Salvi have been posted for public use by Curt Jester:

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