Theology is also an open-ended enterprise that continually begins again in an effort to render faithfully the irruptive
force of God's word into an ever-changing, ever-evolving human history.
Their appearance during the winter is irruptive
, meaning they don't show up every year, migrating south from Canada periodically into the lower 48 states, including the Northwest.
Exciting sightings of crossbills, pine siskins, redpolls, and possibly evening grosbeaks -- irruptive
species that visit us infrequently -- are indications of poor seed crops up north.
However, they represent only an extreme in a continuum of variation in bird movements, which also includes everyday routine movements, dispersive, irruptive
, and nomadic behaviors (Dingle 1996, Berthold 2002, Newton 2008).
For Fiddes, the sublime is "an irruptive
event" (127), or what Kant calls a "marvel" (130).
But always exceeding such frameworks, the sculptures point to a messier and more irruptive
set of relations.
Kristeva's work, particularly her assertion of prior language in the semiotic chora (identified with the pre-Oedipal) is a valorisation of the mother and the irruptive
power of the semiotic that, unlike the linear oedipal story, refuses the stabilisation of identity.
In Gerald's Party, most conversations, spoken and unspoken, realistic and oneiric, are indeed encased in others, and these irruptive
, disruptive terms tend to be, in turn, encased in brackets.
When protected from human harvest, deer populations are capable of irruptive
population growth given their relative longevity and high reproductive capacity (McCullough, 1979, 1997).
Red-bellied Woodpeckers are resident species, whereas Red-headed Woodpeckers are irruptive
migrants, which may lead to annual changes in niche relations between the two species.
They are what's known as an irruptive
species, they migrate but not always in the same pattern.
I would add that the siskin and crossbill are subject to irruptive
behaviour (migrating to an area in large numbers).