Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

Theology and Experience 2

After losing our way and tangling ourselves up last time, in this second episode on theology and experience we once again get off to an inauspicious start with a serious attack of the giggles (and if you've never heard Dad giggle, well, you're in for a treat). Having gotten that out of our systems, we sketch out some of the reasons in Western intellectual history for the problematic place of reason and then explore some rubrics for interpreting "incorrigible experience" (Cornell West) fruitfully for life and faith alike. Also: do theologians actually believe what they teach?

Related episodes: American Revivalism, Pragmatism, The Empiricists Strike Back, Critical Social Theory, Faith to the Aid of Reason.


1. DescarTTTTTes [sic], Meditations on First Philosophy

2. Locke, Essay Concerning Human Understanding

3. Havel, "The Power of the Powerless"

4. Wolterstorff, John Locke and the Ethics of Belief

5. Gadamer, Truth and Method

6. Mother Theresa, Come Be My Light

7. Warnock, The Divided Mind of the Black Church

8. We mentioned my fiction several times: here's a book of parables, Pearly Gates, and my recent book of short stories, Protons and Fleurons, and keep an eye out for a novel later this year!

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