Bacon For A Theological Vegetarian

This morning I spent some time pondering the extent to which Francis Bacon’s diagnoses of intellectual errors persist in contemporary theologizing (as well as in professedly non-theological biblical interpretation). In the course of contemplating a renewal of Baconian asceticism from within theology, I stumbled on O. Bradley Bassler’s “Theology and the Modern Age,” which intrigued me by focusing on Hans Blumenberg (whom I studied here in grad school decades ago), the problem of modernity, Bacon, and theology. Hard thinking — it’s good and good for you!

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