Monday, February 23, 2015

An Education In Virtue

"But I take it...what we have in mind is education from childhood in virtue, a training which produces a keen desire to become a perfect citizen..." from Plato's Laws I (643e)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Historicism and Literalism: Strange Bedfellows



For some time I have been considering the thesis that both historicism and literalism emphasize the historical in such a way that said emphasis creates a barrier to significance for each, but in different ways. For this post I will limit my considerations to how this common emphasis is exemplified within Christianity; however, a similar critique may be applicable elsewhere.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Epistemic Humility as a Sign of Faith

In her recent op-ed article in The New York Times entitled "Doubt as a Sign of Faith," Julia Baird begins with, "Certainty is so often overrated" (see article here). I could not agree more with the general point of this article. If there is one conversation I would like to see carried out it is the one she is addressing. I think a lot of work towards good can be accomplished by a robust conversation, in the general public, concerning the relationship between faith and certainty. However...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014