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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Peter Enns on C.S. Lewis

from his website


Jonathan said...

Um, what happened to your repentence of post-partisainship? my reader showed it but then the link has it gone???

I agreed with it, BTW. balance of power is the best gov!

Allan R. Bevere said...


I wasn't finished with the post, and I hit the wrong button and accidently published it, so I took it offline. It will be published upon completion.

Angie Van De Merwe said...

Representation is what myth is about, because the story form of myth "tells" about universals, C.S. Lewis illustrated the universals of "good government", when he illustrated them in Aslyn. Although Aslyn was 'king of the jungele" he did not use his power to intimidate or control. Aslyn represented the Christ figure. But the Christ figure should not represent spiritual leaders, but political ones, as well.

Our representative Republic should seek out all voices, so that all voices are represented by the "powers that be". Those in Congress have a duty bound duty to maintain their own personal desires under the control of the needs of their constituencies. Anyone in leadership should be accuntable is one form or another, otherwise, there will be corruption, if not volitional, then by 'blindness".

So, when one talks about government, then there must be balance of power, as without accountbility then power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. So, in self-governance, we seek to moderate our character. Others are there as a support and encouragement to use those strengths in the most positive way.