Monday, July 28, 2008

The question of evil... (3)

I think that this observation is significant and easily forgotten:
"The personified force of evil, “the satan” is important but not that important. It is wrong to think of the satan as “personal” in the same way that God or Jesus is “personal,” which is not to say that it is a vague or nebulous force. I use the term “subpersonal” as a way of refusing to accord the satan the full dignity of personhood while recognizing that the concentration of activity can and does strike us very much like that which we associate with personhood".
NT Wright (2006) Evil and the Justice of God

1 comment:

Estelle said...

2 hours in Holloway prison and now I have to think when reading your blog!!!
Ouch!