April 3, 2008 / Theology
In this essay, Jon Stanley looks at the Christian life as transcending the categories of atheism and theism.
Jon Stanley is pursuing a Ph.D. in Interdisciplanary Philosophy (emphasis: Theology) at the Institute for Christian Studies. Also a therapist, he is very interested in how the biblical tradition can be a resource for (sexual) healing in our time. Jon and his spouse, Julie, enjoy living in Toronto.
In this interview, Miroslav Volf discusses the relationship between Christianity and revolution, what it means to practice transformative theologizing, why evangelicals need a more integral understanding of salvation, his current efforts to articulate an account of human flourishing to serve as an alternative to prevalent accounts of flourishing as experientially satisfying life, his concerns about the Hiltonization of American culture, and perhaps most importantly, how his most recent book, The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World (2006), awarded the Best Book award by Christianity Today in the area of Christianity and Culture, seeks to address one of the most pressing issues of our time—the memory of wrongdoing suffered by a person who desires neither to hate nor to disregard but to love the wrongdoer.