It seems that many remain among us who think that there is a useful distinction to be found between ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ Trinitarian ‘concepts’ (indeed, it is amazing to consider the many who still believe that there is such a thing as a ‘concept’, let alone ‘concepts’ of the Trinity). Still others believe there is some great, significant distinction between ‘Hebrew’ and ‘Greek’ mentalities; and that ISTJ and ENFP and so on actually signify something; and so forth ad nausem. Many of these people hold great power within churches and universities and other institutions, and they do not suffer challenges however gentle to their hegemony.
The persistence of quaint customs of past thought, with its preference for arranging complexity under clever dichotomies, is understandable only as a sign of laziness. For all that, the terrible consequences of this failure of both nerve and attention span can be seen all around us in the wreckage.
With that, I must away – it’s time for some careful reflection on primary works, while resting on the couch with my eyes closed.