Monday, September 10, 2007

Great Quote...

...for those who might like to turn the 'hermeneutics of suspicion' on postmodernity itself:

"the followers of Nietzsche and Foucault are passionately persuaded that truth is a mere rhetorical device employed in the service of oppression, and say so at length. What, then, is the status of their saying so? We should give them their choice. Is it false? Or in the service of oppression?"

--Ben Meyer, quoted in N.T. Wright: The New Testament and the People of God

1 comment:

Jacob Paul Breeze said...

Yes, great quote.

Lonergan, Meyer and Wright have been so influential for me.

Hope all is well Peter!

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