Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 TP

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

[I compare the intersecting forms of the thought experiment where I choose ‘something’ and the message underlying the word “religion”.

I find that something that I may choose1V parallels consciencespecified1V.

I feel that I should label this parallel: Free will.

Perhaps the word “parallels” is insufficient.

How about complements or resonates with?]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 SK

[The thought experiment where ‘I choose ‘something’ serves as a categorical tool for investigating Schoonenberg’s passage on responsibility and freedom.

What Schoonenberg expressed, the text itself, stands within the shell of Modernism.

What Schoonenberg was required to express as a Jesuit theologian included the husk of pre-modern Scholasticism.

Perhaps, only by dying in the cryptotheology of Modernism (with its complete fixation on the realm of actuality) and by cracking the coat of pre-modern Scholasticism (with its reliance on signs, without knowing ‘what signs are’), could this text germinate into an exercise in postmodern Scholasticism.]