[ by Charles Cameron -- more on the upcoming papal election from a "comparative" perspective ]
As you know, I noodle around with parallelisms and oppositions quite a bit. Here are two recent pairings that caught my attenion — one of them just in time for the Oscars:
The other concerns political influence on spiritual appointments…
I had the good fortune to meet and befriend a “tulku” while I was at Oxford, so the whole business of the identification and recognition of reincarnated Tibetan lamas has long been an interest of mine.