fredag, januari 13, 2012

Om det gudomliga som nollsummespel

“What actually occurs in the course of modernity is thus not simply the erasure or disappearance of God but the transference of his attributes, essential powers, and capacities to other entities or realms of being. The so called process of disenchantment is thus also a process of reenchantment in and through which both man and nature are infused with a number of attributes or powers previously ascribed to God. To put the matter more starkly, in the face of the long drawn out death of God, science can provide a coherent account of the whole only by making man or nature or both in some sense divine.”

Michael Allen Gillespie, The theological origins of modernity (University of Chicago Press, 2008) , 274.

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