Some tasty links, just in time for the holidays:
No Country For Karl Barth.
Resisting the temptation to be kind.
Reading religious texts in the humanities.
In defense of partisan political labels.
Hayek vs. Girard.
Tough times make it all the way to Santa’s inbox.
Regarding Hayek and Girard, it would seem that some new Calvinist could explore how those divergent views of humanity may be expressions of an over-emphasis on natural verses representative/federal headship. I promise it won’t be me, though.
I really enjoyed the No Country post. I wish more people commented on it… I felt like I was just warming up!
I’m going to go check it out…
Somehow No Country reminds me of John Gray’s book Straw Dogs where his thesis is that our material progress had not really resulted in moral progress, that progress was the humanist ghost image of Christianity’s promise of a new heaven and a new earth.