Reading Notes on Theology & Social Theory by John Milbank

I’ve heard people complain that Karl Barth is hard to read. Those people should read John Milbank and then shut their mouths. I’ve just started reading Milbanks highly influential, controversial, and dense work Theology & Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason (2nd ed.). The second edition contains a new preface. My advice: do not read this preface unless ...

Reading Notes on Whose Justice? Which Rationality? by Alasdair MacIntyre

Whose Justice? Which Rationality? is one of those books that you see cited everywhere. The reason being is that it calls into question the notion that there is one common rationality and conception of justice that unites us all and that if we could just acknowledge that we could get on with doing what we ...

Reading Notes: Deep Exegesis by Peter Leithart

Peter Leithart’s concern in Deep Exegesis is to ask not just how we should read and interpret Scripture but how Scripture shapes how we read all texts. His is an attempt at recovery and reformulation of the ancient “Four Ways” strategy of reading Scripture which attending to the text’s (1) literal (2) allegorical (Christological) (3) tropological ...