Friday, August 19, 2016

Excellent piece …

 Review: David Bentley Hart's 'Splendid Wickedness' - Chicago Tribune. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.

The reviewer is so open — structurally and critically — regarding his own preferences and predilections. In spite of those, he appreciates a book whose context is not entirely in harmony with his own (just as his own is not entirely in harmony with itself). Take two phrases: "informed critique of capitalism" and "the message of the Christian Gospel is radical." The latter is true precisely because message of the Gospel does not hinge on elevating commerce to the level of a philosophy, which is all that the term capitalism manages to achieve.

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