What is most striking about all of this is not its heterodoxy, and not the desperation with which it tries to bully the reader into ignoring the overwhelming weight of Christian tradition, but its sheer narcissism. For Hart, at the end of the day it is not scripture, not the Fathers, not the councils, not the creeds, not Holy Tradition, that should determine what Christians believe. It is what David Bentley Hart tells us are the deliverances of his refined sentiments and superior intellect. Even the most pious readers are bound to be less outraged by this poor man than just embarrassed for him.
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