Thinking a bit more broadly, though, we might also observe that in setting forth ideas over the unexpected scale of several books, Ellul follows in the footsteps of other prominent thinkers, including Socrates/Plato, Jesus, and Kierkegaard, who have each in different ways recognized that pursuing the truth often requires a certain obliqueness in approach. And herein we glimpse an important strategy for doing public theology in this present technological society.I discussed this indirectness here in a summary of previous blogs. And a commenter gave the contra case, also very edifying for me.
Great to read the thoughtful comments to the Cardus article, clicked up on each of them. One of them sent me to the Jesus Radicals web site. Ummm. Interesting.