Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 VB

[The modern opposition between ‘obligation’ and ‘exercises of the heart’ erodes.

Modern “freedom” is defined as the lack of responsibility.

This definition denies the pre-modern view that ‘’freedom’ was ‘the capacity to create and maintain responsibilities’.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 UZ

[For example, moderns could not believe in or comprehend the medieval practices of alchemy, a pre-modern inquiry that confounded all three categories of existence.

Perhaps, the first modern to realize that ‘alchemy was not ridiculous’ was Carl Jung. However, he could not quite figure out the categories of existence indicated by these fusions of mystical hints, recipes and images.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 UT

[The sinner declares: “I am righteous. I am an advocate of social justice.”

Then, the sinner promotes Progressive sovereign legislation, building the central state into an all-encompassing temple of multitudes of organizational objectives.

Organization objectives support bureaucracies that treat human beings as subjects to organize according to the desired objectives.

How inhumane.]