Steven Ogden PhD is Research Fellow in the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology at Charles Sturt University. His forthcoming book is Violence, Entitlement, and Politics (Routledge, 2021), where he identifies entitlement as predominantly a masculine gender pattern, characterised by proprietorial thinking, which has personal and political implications. He previously published The Church, Authority, and Foucault (Routledge, 2017), which examines the use and abuse of power in the church through Foucault’s power/knowledge prism, focusing on epistemic hubris and the sanctification of obedience. He is former principal of the St Francis Theological College Brisbane, and the Dean of St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral Adelaide.
The idea of opposition then is not about establishing a negative position for its own sake. Instead, to embody opposition here is to draw a line, and this line constitutes a limit-experience. It as if to say, ‘enough is enough.’ So, this opposition is an ending and a beginning.