Sunday, May 14, 2006

james ka smith on emergent

Among other observations, after visiting a recent emergent event in europe (pdf), smith observes that there is a streak within emergent that

"has a direct affinity with the modern, Enlightenment project (especially as articulated by Kant) that was allergic to particularity, advocated “tolerance,” asserted a radical distinction between what we can know and “the thing itself,” and thus fostered skepticism as the antithesis of Cartesian certainty. What passes for “humility” in the Emergent conversation is, I think, just modern skepticism. "

james ka smith offers this and other interesting observations on emergent.

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