This week, my fellow scholars and I fell in love - or at least I did - with Tom Wright's critical realist epistemology. By employing this term, Wright argues that the process of knowing something can be conceptualized as humans conversing with events within the context of story. An example might be in order. In writing this blog, I am not simply aware of typing on an object called a computer. I am, Wright would contend, a "story-telling human" interacting with an object in a "story-laden world" (New Testament and the People of God, 44). Thus, it is as one shaped by stories (e.g. the narratives of Scripture, political headlines, Tom Wright's books), that I sit down to write at my personal computer. And as a story-shaped human, I have believed the advertising stories about the "personal" computer; I store pictures and write journal entries on it - it is mine.
But the question now becomes: what do stories have to do with politics? Everything!
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