HISTORIC PRESERVATION: AN INTRODUCTION TO ITS HISTORY, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICE 11-18 (2009); Byrne, Cultured Despisers
, supra note 11; J.
23) From this perspective, the robust self-confidence of religion's contemporary despisers
might easily be taken for idolatrous fideism.
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.
All the better for the church to allow the rich texts we hear today and the music and art that have been inspired by it to craft a special holiday more in tune with the quotidian realities of living out the koinonia of the gospel in our multicultural world--a world that from the first included cultured despisers
of the infant church who sneeringly concluded that, "They are filled with new wine" (Acts 2:13).
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.
In addition, a rich understanding of "feeling" (Gefuhl) connects religion and its despisers
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.
of politics come from outside the political arena.
Conversely, he cannot stand the 'fanatics', which he regards as 'the despisers
of tradition' (pp.