Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ontological Suicide

"In the New Testament field, some critics have made a great song and dance about the fact that the details of Jesus' life, or the fact of his resurrection, cannot be proved 'scientifically'; philosophical rigour should compel them to admit that the same problem pertains to the vast range of ordinary human knowledge, including the implicit claim that knowledge requires empirical verification."

--N. T. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God, page 34.

Always enjoyable to watch an opponent fall on his own sword.

1 comment:

Claire said...

NTW FTW, so to speak.

I'm not sure which is more entrancing, the kittens or the book embosser. We have yet to do the bulk of our gift opening, but so far I've received a substantial check from my grandparents (which will cover the other half of the trip to Poland, alleluia!) and an extremely unexpected gift from a blogosphere acquaintance. :-)

My dad is going to hear about the Jedi poet.

Wodehousian Fun