their own theories and force others to submit to their way of thinking." They "reduce Jesus' teaching to a cold and harsh logic that seeks to dominate everything."
For seeing oneself as laughable means, structurally, refusing to absolutize
one's own position.
It is still debated, whether these forms of racism, which essentialize cultural characteristics, reduce human groups on homogeneous, one-dimensional collectivities and absolutize
ethnicity and cultural differences, represent actually another phenomenon, or merely different manifestations, with different stresses and accentuations, of the same "old/ classical" racism.
This manner of living and expressing our experiences with God, simultaneously rich and simple, teaches us not to absolutize
the Christian experience as the only experience with God.
Within the framework of Ibuanyidanda, the human person is just one of many expressions of being hence he cannot absolutize
his existence as that which other entities must subject and serve.
The latter appears when we absolutize
money, the market, or progress, each of which promises false utopias.
Both Cavanaugh and Milbank absolutize
Christian tradition to such an extent that it makes rational evaluation and adjudication of the claims of one's own tradition and rival claims between traditions impossible, and it tends to minimize the need for a provisionally "tradition-neutral" (insofar as that is possible) public space for such adjudication to take place and eventually issue in real political instantiations of Christian truth and practice.
Zahavi claims that Husserl is interested in the essential structure of subjectivity, purified and liberated from any contingent context: Husserl's concept of evidence is no attempt to absolutize
or immunize the private opinions of the subject, but entails a claim about intersubjective validity (a performance of the epoche and a thematization of the phenomenological given should lead to the discovery of transcendental subjectivity).
My best take on this is that we need to acknowledge our differences, but we should not absolutize
But the definitive eighteenth-century novels all absolutize
the move of inclusion and so declare themselves (or the type they represent) able to include any actual or conceivable textual type.
This made it possible to absolutize
one's own experience of the spirit and understanding of the church, leading finally to an ontological understanding of the church on the basis of pneumatology.
The story it represents certainly does not permit us to absolutize
even the Holy Family, never mind ordinary families.