Blogging Through Comedy: The Hilarity of the Gospel

Weep, weep for all that is lost. Seven years ago I read Peter Leithart’s Deep Comedy.  I was amazed at its effortless weaving of Shakespeare, Greek ontology, and Christian eschatology into one tapestry.  It is easily his most important book–and that is what is tragic (no pun intended) about it.  He has gotten himself into a lot of needless trouble with the FV, and while it is funny to watch the PCA try to deal with it, the damage is irreversibly done.

Fast-forward seven years. I’ve since read about as much on the historical, theological, and philosophical issues of Trinitarianism as I suppose any lay reader could.  When I reread Leithart on this topic, it almost seemed like he neatly solved all of the problems created by our earlier borrowing from Hellenic categories.   It is a post-Platonic subversion of Plato.   I now think I can better appreciate more of his arguments.   Some of these blog posts will focus on key philosophical issues that shed light on Trinitarian and ontological problems.

Sadly, this does not mean I recommend his other works (well, I reject all of his specifically theological works).   His commentaries are fine and his expositions of literature are about as good as one can find anywhere.


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