Hard Teeth

The first point is that the propositions are always in there somewhere. “Theology should deemphasize propositional content” is propositional content, and so why not start with deemphasizing that one? Every position needs to be able to digest its own cooking — and in order for the reading of pictures and patterns to be able to do that, there is an absolute necessity for dogmatic authority. No, let’s use all the bad words — we need systematics, doctrine, propositions, and dogma. We need the hard teeth before the soft stomach.

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