Verbatim: Tim Keller

“For the sake of argument, let’s imagine that Christianity is not the product of any one culture but is actually the transcultural truth of God. If that were the case we would expect that it would contradict and offend every human culture at some point, because human cultures are ever-changing and imperfect. If Christianity were the truth it would have to be offending and correcting your thinking at some place.”
In The Reason for God. Thanks to Apologetics 315 for that one.


Verbatim: Tim Keller — 1 Comment

  1. This is OK for the sake of argument,Tim, but that’s about as far as it goes, I think. I’m not a philosopher, so no doubt there will be a million holes in what I’m about to say, but here goes. Christianity isn’t the product of any one culture: there are many, many versions of it across the world, and even in the Bible. However, within Christianity is held transcultural truth about God, and yes, it does offend if we choose not to domesticate it. But how can we separate this transcultural truth from culture so that we can recognise it as divine? How do we discern between divine offence and cultural (human) offence?

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