I have the sense that few of us have thought about the conditions necessary to write a theological sentence that has the potential to make readers stop and rethink what they thought they think.
If we can push aside the curtain of negative opinion, specifically the biblical image of Herod, if we can clear the mists of collective memory, we can more accurately and objectively assess the historical record of this fascinating individual and his regime.
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“Things can do stuff.” That, writes Jamie Smith in wry understatement, is the pre-modern vision of the world. The world was “enchanted”; a “blurring of boundaries” meant that power resided not only in personal agents but in other . . . things.
Alvin Plantinga is one of the world’s preeminent philosophers of religion — TIME magazine described him as “America’s leading orthodox Protestant philosopher […]
As Joseph Blenkinsopp said, “Get a life!”
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To refer to this sophisticated treatise as an encyclical on climate change is to misrepresent and tame it.