Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 RS

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

[The imposition of the sovereign proceeds first, in words, then second, in unavoidable obligations.

Is it hard to see that words convey obligations?

I may use words in order to avoid obligations for me. But does that not amount to imposing the unavoidable on you?

Unlike responsibility, words have winners and losers, just like politics]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 RQ

[In postmodern scholasticism, the words “obligation” and “responsibility” should be placed back into the following configuration:

In general, obligations3a(2a are co-opposed to exercises of the heart2a(1a).

(This holds even though the heart2 does not appear in the interscoping forms.)

‘Responsibility3a(2a’ is opposed to ‘freedom2a(1a)’.

‘Words3a(2a’ are co-opposed to ‘bondage2a(1a)’.

‘Responsibility3a(2a’ is opposed to ‘words3a(2a’.

‘Freedom2a(1a)’ is opposed to ‘bondage2a(1a)’.]