Aware of the evil in themselves, traditional believers know it cannot be expelled from the world by human action. Lacking this saving insight, secular believers dream of creating a higher species. 2,815 more words
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In responding to the challenge of the New Atheism, my favorite writer and speaker is Terry Eagleton. I prefer him over Rowan Williams, who I think also actually did well, and by far over people like William Lane Craig who, in my opinion, is causing much more ridicules to our subject. 186 more words
Eagleton, Terry. Materialism. Yale UP. 2016.
As regular followers of this blog know, I am rather fond of Terry Eagleton’s writing. This small volume—I suppose if I were being particularly precise I might call it a monograph—does not fail to meet expectations. 636 more words
They all made the – often difficult – step from religious faith to Marxism. Engels, with his Reformed background and the strong religious commitment of his youth, set the initial example. 66 more words
Can We Get Beyond Language to A Material Reality? Eagleton’s Marxist Critique of Postmodernism and the Politically Correct Left
The Young-Hegelian ideologists, in spite of their allegedly “world-shattering” statements, are the staunchest conservatives. The most recent of them have found the correct expression for their activity when they declare they are only fighting against “phrases”. 7,832 more words