Author Archives: Tim Enloe

Sixty Days and Counting….

until I marry the most beautiful girl in the world! Expect postings here to start winding down during this period, and also perhaps to simply stop for a long while afterwards. Real life awaits me. And I can hardly wait!

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Consilium de emendanda ecclesia (1537), Part III

[Continued from Part II] The Consilium’s treatment of the problems affecting the government of the Church begins by noting the most glaring problem: the abuse that first and before all others must be reformed is that bishops above all and … Continue reading

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Occasionally Even a Skeptic Gets Something Right

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Perhaps the same goes for broken philosophers. David Hume, notorious 18th century critic of supernaturalism in religion, tries to pretend to have a philosophy free of prejudice and superstition, but ultimately … Continue reading

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Consilium de emendanda ecclesia (1537), Part II

[Update, 4/13/05: A commenter in the box below this post, pensans, pointed out some very helpful clarifications / qualifications on my points about benefices. I had hoped to rewrite my post to take into account what he said, but I … Continue reading

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Consilium de emendanda ecclesia (1537), Part I

I’ve seen this work referenced in a number of scholarly sources I’ve used for my studies of late Medieval conciliarism, but I only recently was able to find it. Funny thing is, I wasn’t even looking for it specifically when … Continue reading

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The Paradoxes of Modernity

We had long lived with the ideal of a new era of freedom, and now we find ourselves in a century of new enslavement. In politics, it is the age of genocides, totalitarianisms, discriminations. Even in pluralist democracies, democratic ideals … Continue reading

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Notes on the Modern Idea of Culture

[Note: The following paragraphs are notes taken from an essay. I do not claim to agree with every claim made below, but I do think the essay is very interesting and stimulating. Also note that in some places I have … Continue reading

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How Firm a Foundation? An Argument for the Instability of Foundationalism As A Christian Epistemology

In “How Firm a Foundation: Can Evangelicals Be Nonfoundationalists?”, his contribution to a 1996 book on the theological phenomenon of “postliberalism”, Rodney Clapp provocatively writes: “I want to suggest that Evangelicals are better off disavowing foundationalism, and argue that one … Continue reading

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Some Important Talking Points on “Postmodernism” (IV)

[First, the obligatory disclaimer. Doubtless some readers more acquainted with philosophy than I am will dispute some of what is written below, and feel that some important issues have been left untouched or seriously inadequately explained. Nevertheless, what I'm trying … Continue reading

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Some Important Talking Points on “Postmodernism” (III)

[First, the obligatory disclaimer. Doubtless some readers more acquainted with philosophy than I am will dispute some of what is written below, and feel that some important issues have been left untouched or seriously inadequately explained. Nevertheless, what I'm trying … Continue reading

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