Kameron Edenfield

Made for Community

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The Triune God is a community of persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Trinity is one and yet many. Adam and Eve were made in the image of the Trinity, “according to Our likeness”. Certainly the imago Dei constitutes several things, but at least it connotes the priority of community for man. After God made Adam and placed him in the garden, He declared it was not good for man to be alone. So He gave Eve as a helper to Adam. The text of Genesis 1:27 says, “God…read more

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Individualism and the Christian Mythos

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The 17th century French philosopher, René Descartes, is at least one of the fathers of what came to be known as modern individualism. Instead of receiving the tradition passed down as a gift, Descartes rejected it to find certainty in isolation.[1] His famous Cogito seeks to ground the foundation of knowledge in the individual. In this conception, community is rendered an accessory to the pursuit of knowledge. Thus began the modern attempt to free the individual from the shackles of community. In the modern period, following Descartes, there are numerous…read more

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