"When someone experiences desire as a cosmic force, he makes the flattering assumption that he has such a capacious, dynamic sensibility that his ardor must originate in something larger and deeper and more important than does the love of the other ninety-nine percent of mortals." Mark Bauerlein on rationalizing lust with transcendent eros.
Philosopher Charles Taliaferro responds to feminist critiques of Christian philosophical perspectives using Anselmian "perfect being" theology.
This is Part 2 of our series on Theological Anthropology, "What Is Man, That Thou Art Mindful of Him?"
Traumatic events can be likened to earthquakes that sometimes open up crevasses deep down into those core beliefs, values, and ways of coping that formed us as children. Spiritual and pastoral care can help people identify and explore these embedded theologies that surface in trauma.