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Christian Smith on the Weakness of Modern Sociological Theory

“Sociological theory has conceptually *centered* nearly everything imaginable–nearly everything, that is, except human persons. We have centered action and meanings. We have centered interactions, society, and practices. We have centered culture. We have centered social structures. We have centered the … Continue reading

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My “Prov Talk”: Being Human, Being Church

Here is my recent “Prov Talk” on Being Human, Being Church (click the link below):

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What is a human being?

I’ve been reading a book by the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre entitled God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition. As always, MacIntyre is thought-provoking, historically aware, philosophically sophisticated and theologically suggestive. There’s a nice little quotable line … Continue reading

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Thinking about human rights

I’m currently reading, and learning much from, Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Justice: Rights and Wrongs (Princeton University Press, 2008). He argues in favour of human rights being inherent (as opposed to merely conferred), on the basis of the worth of the human … Continue reading

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