Katie van Schaijik
#1, Feb 20, 2014 5:47am
It's been a really long time since I read Perelandra. Some of what you refer to only vaguely rings a bell. (What has happened to my memory?!)
But I want to make one key point of terminological clarification.
"Personhood", in our understanding (both doctrinal and philosophical), is an ontological category. It can't be abolished in a being. Not through free will; not through death.
A human person can become an "unman" in the sense of becoming throughly inhumane, but he doesn't thereby cease to be a person.
#2, Feb 25, 2014 8:38am
thanks for that definition, I'll make changes accordingly.
I've been in Minnesota at a conference on "the Holy Spirit as Person"--it was good.