Their inclusion parallels the Gulliverian demography in which an inculpation, initially attached to the despised group, spreads in widening circles to all others, including the despisers
and exploiters, without ever disavowing the initial inculpation.
In separate chapters, Richard Muller and William van Asselt offer a comparable rescue of Protestant scholasticism from its contemporary despisers
But the story seems to show that the theologia constructiva was constantly confused with and/or inhibited by a theologia defensia, a battle against indifferentists such as deists and other cultured despisers
7) To their credit, Christianity's cultured despisers
recognize that hope has no authority in the absence of transcendent credentials.
They look at us and they know that accommodating the Christian faith to its cultured despisers
is a western strategy that has failed.
A Reply to Religion's Cultured Despisers
was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009.
The pagan despisers
of Christianity also noticed these effects.
Exploring how natural scientists have integrated notions of human free will into their models of the world, he ponders such matters as the age of neuroscience and the end of freedom; complexity, spontaneity, and social behaviors in biological evolution; freedom and the emergence of culture; forms of freedom, as-if freedom, and asymptotic freedom as a challenge to neurophilosophy; a speech to the scientifically cultured despisers
of religion; and freedom and transcendence.
Here we come, dragging wasted bodies to your threshold, whimpering sotto voce through your letterbox, hauling heavy limbs to immolate two hundred thousand corpses in a beacon blazing brightly you cannot fail to see, you ministers, you medics, bureaucrats, despisers
of our frailty, you excuse-makers, you children with your clumsy, clammy, hammy hands clasped tightly on your ears.
29) The subtitle of Schleiermacher's Reden, after all, is "to religion's cultured despisers
While Buechner often spoke of his vocation as defending the faith against the "cultured despisers
" of religion, it may be hard actually to identify any cultured despisers
of Buechner himself.
In another influential treatise, Uber die Religion: Reden an die Gebildeten unter ihren Verachtern (On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers
[Berlin: Johann Friedrich Unger, 1799]), Schleiermacher describes Judaism as "long since a dead religion" whose current practitioners "are actually sitting and mourning beside the undecaying mummy and weeping over its demise and its sad legacy" (Friedrich Schleiermacher, On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers