It is rare to find scholars attached to a major research university who can write both a brilliant and courageous book.
This book gives a methodical, but devastating blow to the notion that naturalism could ever produce a consistent ethic.
HT: From a terrific, new book, Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality, pp. 249-50.
Walter Brueggemann is one of the greatest living biblical scholars. I don’t always agree with him, but he always makes me think.
Check this out at www.walterbrueggemann.com: He wrote 53 books by the typical retirement age of 65 and another 78 books from age 65 to now at 86 on this his birthday!
I have read a number of books that seek to motivate the reader to study history.
Though I had high expectations for this one by Williams, I was disappointed.
My disappointment was due to the rather meandering reflections, the less than clear writing style, and illustrating things with arcane examples from the history of the church.
It seems Rowan Williams so desperately wants to give credence to every possible position that it is difficult to see where his own convictions lie.