Category Archives: Identity

Jews, Greeks, and Church of God

Paul’s Jewishness notwithstanding, it’s clear that at least by the time of 1 Corinthians, he had come to think of the Church as conceptually distinct from the Jews and from the pagans: ἀπρόσκοποι καὶ Ἰουδαίοις γίνεσθε καὶ Ελλησιν καὶ τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ” (10:32) Christians are, overwhelmingly, Gentile followers of … Continue reading

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Person as Story

“Christian faith has a dramatic conception of man. A person is not a thing with attributes; a person is a story. It is for this reason that I suggest that personal identity be understood as the dramatic continuity of a … Continue reading

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Thought 1

First, a long quote from Les Miserables: Il continua de se questionner. Il se demanda sévèrement ce qu’il avait entendu par ceci: “Mon but est atteint!” Il se déclara que sa vie avait un but en effet. Mais quel but? … Continue reading

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