Tag: Paul Ricoeur

Reading Through Principles of Christian Theology part 4: Chapter 6

MacQuarrie has been interested from the very beginning of Principles of Christian Theology in the ability or inability of human language to express the experiences and revelations that make up the beginnings of religion. The first sentence of the book, after all, says that theology “seeks to express the content of this faith in the…

Christian Humanist Profiles 45: Literature as Spiritual Experience

There are winners and losers every time intellectual capital changes hands. But the upside of that process is that there are always figures from the past who are ready to be rediscovered and repurposed for a new generation. One of the literary critics who suffered from the poststructuralist revolution in the late 1960s is the…

Christian Humanist Profiles 12: Structuralism, Modern Literature, and Christianity

Anyone who’s spent any time at all with the New Testament is familiar with the opening sentences of the Gospel of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart…