January 28, 2019 / Theology
Steven G. Ogden writes about the seduction of power.
The historical investigations of H.-J. Sieben show that when early Christian authors such as Athanasius insist that church councils be “received,” they do not mean to introduce a democratic style of Church governance but to insist that Christ’s authority, transmitted through tradition, be acknowledged by hierarchy and laity alike.
In this essay, philosopher James K. A. Smith considers the theological implications of free speech in dialogue with Michel Foucault, cinema verité, and the award winning film, BURMA VJ. This essay was given as a lecture at the 2009 Film, Faith, and Justice Forum in Seattle, WA on October 16th, 2009.
In this wide-ranging interview, Jeffrey Stout discusses themes from his 2004 book DEMOCRACY AND TRADITION, including such topics as religion, democracy, secularism, piety, and the intellectual orientation he, following Stanley Cavell, calls “Emersonian Perfectionism.”