The scandal of Christianity

Christianity is a scandal because it claims to be rational, for whatever is true is an end of reason, and Christianity claims to be true. There is no scandal in claiming that all men are fallen in a merely mythological sense, or in claiming that some man is a divine redeemer in a merely “meaningful way”, or that there are are three divine persons in one nature according to some “deeper religious truth”. The scandal only comes when you insist that these things are rational: that the Trinity, Incarnation, and fall are, well, facts.

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