Christian Thinkers

In his book, Subversive Orthodoxy, Robert Inchausti introduces us to a number of Christian thinkers who, more than being apologists for the faith, are witnesses to “the concrete realities made visible through a belief in [doctrinal or dogmatic truths].”

“Christian thinkers,” he says, “of the kind I am examining here, aren’t all that interested in defending their faith, so much as seizing upon revealed reality in its highest expectation and tension toward the future. Their thinking is not strictly speaking ‘apologetics’ but something more engaged — an attempt to ‘say’ what the world looks like as seen through eyes transformed by an encounter with the living God. In other words, Christian scholarship is witness — not necessarily of doctrinal or dogmatic truths but of the concrete realities made visible through a belief in them. It is the product of sensibility detached from worldly ambitions and nurtured by an intellectual freedom that grows out of the gratuitousness of love.”

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