Blue green notions

After Christianity — From “The End of Virtue”

Stephen C. Rose
May 9, 2015 · 4 min read

My conclusion is: We must move to being a post-creedal church. We must lose life in order to find it.

I fleshed out Bonhoeffer’s prescription.

Lives changed.

Families changed.

It was a revelation.

But it found no backers.

It was soon forgotten.

During the 1980s I dug deeper.

If anything, many churches resisted these values and gave first place to institution and creed.

My agreement with Bonhoeffer deepened. But there was a fork in the road. Bonhoeffer practiced violence toward Hitler. I embraced nonviolence in the American civil rights movement.

Now I have come full circle. I feel I am on the same page with Bonhoeffer. We cannot deny that in the face of Hitlerian evil we will not seek to end it. But we must embrace the values I have named and work for a revolution of silence.

Listen to Bonhoeffer on the transition we are undergoing:

The notion that a religious institution can hold the new wine of this blueprint is not impossible. Churches may here and there spawn the vision. They may have the resources and time needed to devote to the project.

I shall outline the nuts and bolts in the coming, concluding chapters.

Under the influence of Charles Sanders Peirce, I have launched an idea called Triadic Philosophy. It is summarized in the Kindle book Triadic Philosophy 100 Aphorisms . A free sample can be accessed by clicking Look Inside.

Triadic Philosophy grew into several more books outlining specific methods of triadic meditation and thinking. “The End of Virtue“ is among several follow-up texts that examine expressions of, and propose actions related to, triadic thought.

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