Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 SC

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

[The thought experiment produced two models.

One of these models consisted of two interscoping nested forms, corresponding to content and situation. A third level, perspective, always available and influential, is never mentioned.

This arrangement indicates sensible construction, as opposed to social construction.

Man and Sin: A Theological View was originally published in 1962. The author was Dutch Jesuit theologian. He mimicked the contemporary social sciences by trying to be sensical. Sensical material is situated by sensible construction.

The irony of sensible construction is that it does not challenge the perspective level.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 SB

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

Note Schoonenberg’s comment: In our freedom, we serve God or Satan.

[For the past few months, my blogs riffed off of page 83.

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

Redemption is freely choosing to be responsible.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 RV

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

[Welfare and other transfer payments are particularly deceptive.

When does getting something for free (one of the ways that the government attains its objectsorganization) sound like an “responsibility”?

Yet, it imposes the unavoidable: The recipient must vote for the Party of Larger Government.

In order to do that, the recipient justifies “himself” through state propaganda.]