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By John Eldredge

Experience the tale that God is telling!

In Epic, a retelling of the gospel in 4 acts, John Eldredge invitations us to revisit the drama of existence, viewing God not just because the writer but in addition because the lead actor, exploring His reasons and His center. In Epic research Guide, Eldredge examines the ability of tale, the common eager for a "plot" that is sensible deep inside of us, our wish for a significant position to play, our love of books and flicks, and the way all of this issues us to the gospel itself.

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No, he is arguing against censorship. There is really no need, he wants to say, for the orthodox to fear the free-spirited practice of philosophy, among those with a proper vocation for it. For, no matter how different the truth of philosophy may appear, the real truth of orthodoxy is not endangered by it. We have to learn to live and let live. Ibn Rushd himself distinguishes between three basic different types of people. Or three different levels of intellectual vocation. Those of the first type, the great majority, simply lack any interest in, or capacity for, abstract conceptual thought.

Thus, perhaps the prime example of what Benda means by a ‘traitorous’ clerc is Georges Sorel: a man who was most famously an advocate of violent anarcho-syndicalism, with its inspirational ‘myth’ of the general strike; but who also admired on the one hand Lenin and on the other hand Mussolini, any sort of political movement whatever which promised to intensify political passions, to shatter the mere mundane tedium of peaceable bourgeois existence, and so to create fresh opportunities for heroism.

1 of the Encyclopaedia), English translation by W. Wallace (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975). Hegel’s Science of Logic, Introduction, 50. 2006 9:48am PHILOSOPHY AND FOLK RELIGION 33 though there were no other possible criterion for truth apart from its own. Whether this be done with positivist dismissiveness, or with metaphysical hubris, the underlying problem is the same. But Hegel, by contrast, insists on the need to defer these topics, philosophically, to quite another sort of context. As he sees it, the proper context for conversation between philosophy and theology is not the context of pure metaphysics.

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