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dc.contributor.advisorAnsell, Nicholas Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJesse, Daniel E.
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-03T19:51:33Z
dc.date.available2013-05-03T19:51:33Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_GB
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/288475
dc.description.abstractIn this study, I propose through the thought of Jacques Ellul that humanity has perverted the original creation. In doing so, we have constructed what I will call a Counter-Creation; a second creation. In this counter-creation, mankind has replaced the creativity and the fluidity of the original. Along with this I argue in the second chapter that we have socially constructed new gods, which I will call sacred myths. These sacred myths are unquestionable, and hold power over against humanity. In the third chapter, I depart from Ellul, and go beyond his reflections on the vanity of life, on the vanity of socially constructing the world around us. Through the story of Cain and Abel, I propose that in Qoheleth there are two types of vanities in play: One that is unrighteous and one that is righteous. In doing so, I hope to help people recognize their finitude, while not being paralyzed or being tempted to plunge into chaos due to the meaninglessness of life.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43120.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subjectEllul, Jacquesen_GB
dc.subjectTruthen_GB
dc.subjectRealityen_GB
dc.subjectCain (Biblical figure)en_GB
dc.subjectAbel (Biblical figure)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshTruth--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshTruth--Religious aspects--Christianityen_GB
dc.subject.lcshRealityen_GB
dc.subject.lcshCain (Biblical figure)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshAbel (Biblical figure)en_GB
dc.titleTheologizing in Vain: a Dialogue with Ellul Between Truth and Realityen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
html.description.abstractIn this study, I propose through the thought of Jacques Ellul that humanity has perverted the original creation. In doing so, we have constructed what I will call a Counter-Creation; a second creation. In this counter-creation, mankind has replaced the creativity and the fluidity of the original. Along with this I argue in the second chapter that we have socially constructed new gods, which I will call sacred myths. These sacred myths are unquestionable, and hold power over against humanity. In the third chapter, I depart from Ellul, and go beyond his reflections on the vanity of life, on the vanity of socially constructing the world around us. Through the story of Cain and Abel, I propose that in Qoheleth there are two types of vanities in play: One that is unrighteous and one that is righteous. In doing so, I hope to help people recognize their finitude, while not being paralyzed or being tempted to plunge into chaos due to the meaninglessness of life.


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