October 22, 2020 / Perspective
Chris E. W. Green considers Philip Cary’s The Meaning of Protestant Theology and asks how we are to handle the troubling history of theology.
There are plenty of reasons why it’s a bad idea to write a book about ascending spiritual heights. The first is because that book has been written—by Plato (Symposium), Plotinus (Enneads), Pseudo-Dionysius (Mystical Theology), Dante (Divine Comedy), Bonaventure (The Mind’s Journey into God), Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologiae). There are many more, and they are weirder.