Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.4G2

[Let me continue to expand on the first criteria in blogs 1.4F and 1.4G1.

Under conditions where supra-sovereign religions operate, the normal contexts of the vertical axis (of the intersecting nested forms) manifest themselves as thinkdivine(virtuous actions (consciencefree)) and thinkgroup(sinful actions(consciencelacking)).

The sovereign (ultimately no different from anyone else) is contextualized according to her actions within this universal – civilization engendering – dichotomy.

Thinkdivine addresses “the object that brings everyone into relation”.  Each person is called (interpellated) to align herself with that object (bring herself into relation).  This process may be called “building character”.

Personal character induces spontaneous organizations within society.  Organizations spontaneous arise and order themselves as individuals cooperate under the inspiration of the simple character building rules of a suprasovereign religion. For example, organizations may further train the person according to some goal.

Organizations, in turn, are contextualized by (or as) institutions. Institutions justify organizations.  Here is the location of thinkgroup.  Institutions put organizations into context.

Some of these institutions may compete for sovereign power.]