Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 BAA

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[At this point, I am ready to imagine how grace fits into the intersecting nested forms of the thought experiment where ‘I choose something’.

I am tempted to envision the gift of the Holy Spirit as indwelling in thirdness on the horizontal scale, ‘the thought experiment3H’.

The Holy Spirit parallels ‘the source and nature of the light3H.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 ZZ

[Sovereign power, in the attempt to contextualize itself, reduces other possibilities.

In doing this, sovereign power increases risk.

Who cares if people appear different when they all think the same?

Well, the person who does not think the same cares.

The person who does not think the same faces increased risk.

Thinkmulticulturalism is thinkconformity.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 XO

[Modernism fixates on the rules of non-contradiction.

And now, 50 years after Schoonenberg wrestled with a Zeitgeist full of false dichotomies, the modern way of thought is dying.

Long dismissed religious and philosophical ideas spring to life.

The concept of the nested form may seem new and bizarre.

But it is not new.

The premoderns wrote according to the nested form without explicitly knowing the structure of the nested form.

Soon enough, the category-based nested form will become routine.

Then, people will look back at the divided moderns and wonder:

How could they have been so stupid?]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 XH

[Throughout history, Christian believers wrestled with heresies that focused on certain relational elements while ignoring the other elements. These heresies distorted the big picture.

Impressions that something was lacking were confirmed by subsequent events.

For example, many heresies often have a way of making some people look better and others look less.

Subsequent events confirm these impressions.]