Saturday, January 26, 2008

An analysis that fits my sensibilities

Justin Taylor quotes a paragraph of analysis of Brian McLaren's ahistoricism. I don't know if I like the word, but ahistoricism is an attitude that has been irking me recently. Example: this book.

Maybe it's just a dispositional difference; I tend to maximize the continuity between the various iterations of Christian theology throughout the ages. I feel that I can usually see how they got there, even if I don't want to go there myself. Others tend to maximize the discontinuity. I'd like to think that my approach is more charitable and humble than the alternative, but maybe I'm just afraid to tell people they're wrong. Even if they're dead.

1 comment:

Special K said...

What, exactly, are we looking at? I can't quite make it out...