The Inklings and theology of religions
- An Anabaptist friend recently wrote on his blog asking how useful trinitarian
doctrine is for a theology of religions:
He referred to a doctoral thesis that, it seemed to me, was barking up the
same wrong tree as much that passes for "theology of religions" nowadays.
I've written a kind of critique of this approach to theology of religions on
my blog here:
and much of that is based on the fiction of the Inklings, C.S. Lewis and
Tolkien in particular.
I'd be interested in any comments anyone has to make on that, if anyone is
open ot a discussion on it.
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- It reminds me of a passages from Chesterton's "The Everlasting Man" that Confucius and the Buddha, on beholding the God-child "would have come to complete their conceptions with something they had not conceived," that any religion has some glimpse of truth, and that truth is found more complete in Christ. Lewis, Tolkien and Williams all had the ability to discern these glimpses and redeem their images -- not just empty them of their original meaning and reuse them.