Monday, March 21, 2011

Not so dry and dusty after all ...

... Inevitable Scholasticism. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

In the first volume of his Church Dogmatics (1932), Karl Barth provocatively wrote: “Fear of Scholasticism is the mark of a false prophet.” As a well-known critic of modern Catholic theology, Barth was not commending specific Scholastic arguments or conclusions. Instead, he was making a broader point about the intellectual project of Scholasticism, which he thought indispensable.

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