Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday @ BermudaOnion What new words have you learned this week? Join Kathy and friends to see more.

1. praxis
(n) [PRAK-sis]

Definition—practical application or exercise of a branch of learning

Use“Must say this again: I contend that the Restoration Movement, or the Stone-Campbell movement, made up of the Christian Church and the Churches of Christ, is American evangelicalism's best-kept secret and, sadly, the most overlooked resource of thinking and praxis.”
~ Scot McKnight on “Stone Campbell Lectures”

2. bricolage
(n) [bree-kuh-LAHZH]

Definition—a construction made of whatever materials are at hand; something created from a variety of available things

Use“In brief, my contentions were that postmodernity spirituality emerges out of a soteriological incoherence (with traditional soteriology) and flows into a bricolage spirituality.”
~ Scot McKnight on “Stone Campbell Lectures”

3. engram
(n) [EN-gram]

Definition—a presumed encoding in neural tissue that provides a physical basis for the persistence of memory; a memory trace.

Use“Scientology says that the static in our heads is caused by engrams.”
~ Article on the web

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Which ones are also new to you?

4 comments:

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

The only reason I had heard praxis before is because it is the name of the exam teachers need to take to receive their certificate. :) The other two words are new to me.

Here are my words...
http://westietherapy.blogspot.com/2010/04/wondrous-words-deception.html

bermudaonion said...

Those words are all new to me, but I love the way each one of them sounds. Thanks for participating today!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

All three words are new to me. Based on your teaser sentences, it sound like an interesting, although scholarly book.

Suko said...

Lisa, these words were new to me as well, so I added them to my list. Bricolage was vaguely familiar to me.

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