Wednesday, July 1, 2015
“To think creatively, to struggle with an opaque text or confounding idea, to seek connections between periods of history or disciplines of thought, and to search for the precise word or the right rhythm for a single sentence—these are human actions every bit as worthy as the wielding of a hammer, the manipulation of a surgical scalpel, or the making of a courtroom argument.”
― Roger Lundin, Beginning with the Word (Cultural Exegesis): Modern Literature and the Question of Belief
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
Christianity teaches that we can become by grace what God is by nature. St. Athanasius said "God became man that man might become god." Yes, indeed, we are to be conformed to the Image of Christ, and to be "Little Christs." Cults and ideologies take this very Christian idea and twist it up. Mormonism is one example. Transcendentalism is another. Many Christians do not think of Christianity in this way, and so miss the historical connection that ideologies are simply attempts to save man by deifying him without Christ, and with disastrous results.