personality into despair. He came to believe that he had to earn salvation by his own efforts. But the more he tried–through prayer, fasting, and other good works–the more unacceptable to God he felt himself to be. Luther’s study of St. Paul, through the lens of St. Augustine and his controversy with the Pelagians, changed all that. Luther came to understand that the "righteousness of God" (iustitia Dei), of which Paul wrote in Romans 1:17, referred to the righteousness by which the sinner is graciously
of men's lives do much to determine their philosophy, but, conversely, their philosophy does much to determine their circumstances. This interaction throughout the centuries will be the topic of the following pages. There is also, however, a more personal answer. Science tells us what we can know, but what we can know is little, and if we forget how much we cannot know we become insensitive to many things of very great importance. Theology, on the other hand, induces a dogmatic belief that we have
Machiavelli’s Prince Wendy Olmsted 12 Deliberation (and topics): Cultivating Deliberating: Mindfully Resourceful Innovation In and Through the Federalist Papers David J. Smigelskis 13 Ethos: Socrates Talks Himself Out of His Body: Ethical Argument and Personal Immortality in the Phaedo Eugene Garver 14 Pathos: Rhetoric and Emotion James L. Kasteley 15 Analogies, Parables, Paradoxes: Get On Down: Plato’s Rhetoric of Education in the Republic Kathy Eden 16 Aphoristic Style: The Rhetoric of the Aphorism Gary
assertions about the cosmos is fundamentally misguided. First, because thus interpreted, they would be entirely unorthodox. If Hare's religion really is a blik, involving no cosmological assertions about the nature and activities of a supposed personal creator, then surely he is not a Christian at all? Second, because thus interpreted, they could scarcely do the job they do. If they were not even intended as assertions then many religious activities would become fraudulent, or merely silly.