Author Archives: Joshua Parker

Self-Consciously Situated: a Review of Creation and Fall (1932/33)

The objectivity of the church’s reading relies on the facticity of the church’s existence. The church’s existence “from the end” and its witness “to the end” permits this reading, as far as Bonhoeffer is concerned. With feet bookending history by virtue of identification with Christ, the church can comprehensively read Scripture as the church in light of the history, the eschaton, and the present circumstance:  “indeed one can read it as a book that moves toward Christ only when one knows that Christ is the beginning, the new, the end of our whole world.”

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Postscript to On Abortion

I was connected with Jonathan Haidt’s website yourmorals.org after finishing The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. The site has a number of quizzes that place you in a context of other self-described liberals and conservatives who have also taken the quiz. Along the lines of my previous post on […]

de Beauvoir and Ethics without God

“A God can pardon, efface, and compensate. But if God does not exist, man’s faults are inexpiable.”

On Abortion, Briefly

Popular discourse on abortion neglects, to its detriment, the treatment of the fetus as the object of the abortion. A few notes to this end.

Circularity and Presuppositionalism, via Kuhn

This summer I’ve been waddling through Berger and Lockman’s The Social Construction of Reality and Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Both have fairly extensive ramifications for critical reflection on the nature of theologizing, and as soon as I finish Kuhn’s work I’ll offer a review of both works together here. In any event, Kuhn touches on the […]