One could argue that America’s decline in religious participation has paved the way for replacement, that in the place of God, a new idol of politics has emerged.
In her most recent volume, What Are We Doing Here?, readers of Robinson’s essays will find many familiar themes, among them the idea of what promise might lie with the Reformed theological tradition for redressing the ills of Western society.
I’m reminded that this active engagement of thought is not only good for me, but is in fact the way I become me.
In addition to the material conditions of enacting thought, we’ve touched lightly on the virtues necessary to enact thought as Jacobs describes it.
In Alan Jacobs’ How to Think, Jacobs offers a (self-consciously) unpopular account of thinking for a world inundated by thinkpieces and hot takes.
In my own context of Christianization and capital punishment, the argument must be discussed not only at the level of policy, but at the level of Scripture.