The Personalist Project

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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.

Samwise

#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.

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