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is faith a virus? Hauerwas, Boghossian, and the 'problem' of natural theology

A post I wrote some 18 months ago reflecting on the comments of an American theologian, Stanley Hauerwas, while he was in Australia (I think) has raised some interest – more than I’m accustomed to – from people who obviously find theology more important than I do. 2,114 more words


Book Summary: Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas

Two things are driving this blog post. First, I haven’t posted in a while and need to keep up the discipline. Second, I am really only able to fully internalize a topic when I teach it or write about it. 1,710 more words


August 17 – political

Today’s Bible reading and an excerpt

Read 2 Peter 3:3-13

But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. 473 more words

Migrations Of The Holy

Hauerwas on being a forgiven people

Scripture has authority for Christians because they have learned as a forgiven people they must also be able to forgive. But to be a people capable of accepting forgiveness separates them from the world: The world, under the illusion that power and violence rule history, assumes that it has no need to be forgiven.

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Newman scoops Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Hauerwas

To make professions is to play with edged tools, unless we attend to what we are saying. Words have a meaning, whether we mean that meaning or not; and they are imputed to us in their real meaning, when our not meaning it is our own fault… cannot frame a language for himself…

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John Henry Newman

Should not think they should be

Joseph Bottum is a ‘Catholic intellectual’ and a former editor of First Things. His book An Anxious Age (a title playing off Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age… 531 more words

The "We Need More Guns" Solution

The standard response of one side to horrendous shootings is, “We need gun control!” I’m not going to address that now. The standard response from the other side is, “We need more guns. 809 more words

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