Modern Philosophy and Modern Theology Thesis: Modern people have put various things “upstairs” in the area of nonreason in a desperate attempt to find some optimism about meaning and values.
The Breakdown in Philosophy and Science Theme: if there are no absolutes, then the particulars, the individual things, have no meaning. What is meant by universal? What is meant by particular? Examples? Clear place we see this is in morals: “Who are you to be judge over us?”
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Alas, so much to be done, so little time. Here is the next set of notes and quotes from our study through Frances Schaeffer’s How Should We Then Live? What gave rise to modern science? The rise of modern science did not conflict with what the Bible […]
In the last chapter, Schaeffer pointed out how the Middle Ages saw a split of the disciplines of theology and philosophy. In the Renaissance, the fruit of that shift continued in scholasticism in the south of Europe. The philosophers idolized the past, but not the early Church. They, instead, looked back to the pagan […]
Francis Schaeffer on Separating Heaven and Earth in the Middle Ages One thing that echoed in my head while reading this chapter was the fact that, in the biblical account, human beings are uniquely made. We are created as a creature embodying the merge of spirit and material, heaven and earth. No other creature has […]
I meet with the young adult group on Friday nights for more targeted discussions. One of the things that Tammy and I have come to realize is that a lot of young adults do not see the value of gleaning wisdom from helpful folks who have come in generations before them. C.S. Lewis calls this […]