Speech Act and Irony

The irony is that people think I am a Barthian because I recommended Torrance’s lectures on the Nicene Creed.  Of course, such a mentality is representative of the Reformed internetskii.  If they don’t want to grow and become mature in knowledge, that’s their choice.  I have to respect that.

True, I like Barth’s view of the exalted role of preaching and the Freedom of God to Act.  Indeed, Reformed people, if you want to hold to the doctrine of the Filioque, you better line up with Barth.  If you don’t, Energetic Procession will eat you alive.

But Barth isn’t good enough.  He needs to be put on stable ground.  Therefore, when I discovered Kevin Vanhoozer’s speech-act theory, that was what I needed.



About J. B. Aitken

Interests include patristics, the role of the soul in the human person, analytic theology, Reformed Scholasticism, Medievalism, Substance Metaphysics
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