Among those epic images to which Richard Montagu, William Laud, and other embattled apologists return, the English church is often imagined as a ship sailing in the treacherous waters between Scylla and Charybdis
, assaulted contradictorily as truth struggles to navigate between extremes.
Perhaps it is like Odysseus foolishly facing the narrows between Scylla and Charybdis
by standing in the front of his boat, dressed in armor and holding two long spears.
When the Vietnamese communist army invaded Cambodia to 'free' us from the Khmer Rouge, we quickly realized that we were caught between Scylla and Charybdis
,'' he said.
Presented by the San Diego chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the class is titled "Navigating Between Scylla and Charybdis
," the mythological monsters characterizing a dangerous rock and a whirlpool in the Straits of Messina.