28 September 2005
Where are the evangelical intellectuals?
Foreign Policy has published a list of the top 100 intellectuals and is polling people to see who they regard as the top intellectuals of our time. Dignan mentioned the fact that the list doesn't seem to have any evangelicals. It seems to me that the evangelical movement's de rigueur war on science and "intellectualism" (i.e., critical and objective systematic inquiry) has pretty much excluded them from the list by definition. Can someone be an intellectual without seriously entertaining others' ideas while refusing to submit one's own ideas to the rigorous inspection of the community of informed individuals?
Posted by Karlo at 9:15 am