Fleming Rutledge is a preacher and teacher known throughout the US, Canada, and parts of the UK. She is the author of eight books, all from Eerdmans Publishing. Her most recent book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, is the product of the work of a lifetime and is being described as a new classic on the subject.
One of the first women to be ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, she served for fourteen years on the clergy staff at Grace Church on Lower Broadway at Tenth Street, New York City.
Fleming and her husband celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2009 and have two daughters and two grandchildren. She is a native of Franklin, Virginia.
Discerning God's Work In The World: Tips From The Times For Preachers: Aristotle and Christian doctrine in The New York Times
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Aristotle and Christian doctrine in The New York TimesWhenever "the crisis of the West" is referred to, I prick up my ears. My idea of the crisis of the West does not seem to be shared by most of the commentators and analysts that I read (I am probably not reading the right things), so it was electrifying to come across this in The New York Times Book Review today:
…the West is the civilization constituted at its core by the coming together of
Hooray, hooray, and hooray for Henry V. Jaffa who wrote those lines. It's a review of a new translation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. I have already ordered my copy. I read Aristotle in college, but not since. I have thrown around Tertullian's line "What has Jerusalem to do with Athens?" all my adult life, but of late I have begun to realize--and indeed have written--that Western civilization is built upon this double foundation, just as Jaffa describes it. In this sense, though I remain a triple-convicted Reformed Protestant, I see anew the greatness of Catholic theology and Thomas Aquinas' Aristotelianism in particular.
Here is the link to the whole review:
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