did anyone write anything about that? i'd like to footnote it in my
discussion of apocalyptic moments in late antiquity.
At 09:22 PM 12/31/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Having been in the '94 NOrthridge quake in los Angeles,(3 miles from
>epicenter), Chrysostom has a VERY good point. And everybody does repent.
>Church was filled to the brink the Sunday after the quake (I, being ever
>righteous, went to church every sunday anyway). But...it was more like 3
>months than 3 weeks before everybody forgot how scary the quake was. ATMs
>were up the next day.
>Earthquakes can definately scare one to repent...
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Richard Landes" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2000 5:01 PM
>Subject: Re: resolutions...
> > there's a nice piece by chrysostom "on earthquakes" in which he urges
> > people who are in an earthquake to imagine it's the end of the world and
> > repent. the problem, he laments, is that within 3 weeks they abandon all
> > their determination to be a better person. maybe new year's resolutions
> > a domesticated form of last judgment, like yom kippur.
> > richard
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