The Slippery Slope

Theology, like nature, abhors a vacuum. Deism, historically, produces atheism; first you make God a landlord, then he becomes an absentee landlord, then he becomes simply an absentee. But this situation isn’t stable; and, pretty soon, you find other, older divinities coming up to take his place. This is, of course, very evident in the New Age movements, some of which are explicitly Neo-pagan. Just as Jewish monotheism stood over against dualism, paganism, Epicureanism and Stoicism, so the Christian version of Jewish monotheism must stand, as it did in Paul’s preaching, over against all alternative theologies.”
-N.T. Wright, What Saint Paul Really Said

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Posted on March 16, 2012, in N. T. Wright. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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