Published this AM, by Ross Douthout. Amazing what Kindle can do, no?
So the “problem,” so far, is the loss the great orthodox Christian center. And this means heretics, among whom Douthout places us. He writes:
Heretics are often stereotyped as wild mystics, but they’re just as likely to be problem solvers and logic choppers, well-intentioned seekers after a more reasonable version of Christianity than orthodoxy supplies. They tend to see themselves, not irrationally, as rescuers rather than enemies of Christianity–saving the faith from self-contradiction and cultural irrelevance” (335).
Looks like that shoe fits, no? Makes me think about all the denunciations of Trinitarianism as a “mass of confusion.” I wonder, though, did JS really produce a more rational or reasonable version of Christianity?
Well, we shall have to see where Douthout takes his ideas…