After Existentialism, Light
A theology blog
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”
Isaiah 60:1-3 (NIV)
Name: Kevin Davis
Location: Charlotte, NC
B.A. (Religious Studies), University of North Carolina, Charlotte
M.Th. (Systematic Theology), University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Currently an M.Div. student at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte
Denomination: Presbyterian (ECO)
Interests: modern dogmatic theology, the history of philosophy, old movies, new movies, good music, super mario bros.
Theological Perspective: A variety of movements shape my theology, namely, Protestant catholicism of the Reformation (Martin Luther, John Calvin), Reformed scholasticism (Zacharias Ursinus, Herman Bavinck), Reformed dialectic (Karl Barth), evangelical personalism (Emil Brunner, P. T. Forsyth, Ulrich Zwingli), and Roman Catholic la nouvelle théologie (Hans Urs von Balthasar, Henri de Lubac).
M.Th. dissertation research: John Henry Newman’s moral epistemology in the assent of faith. Advisor: Professor Francesca Murphy.
Email: kevindavis.nc [at] gmail.com
“It is not the pursuit of pleasure and the aversion for effort which causes sin, but fear of God. We know that we cannot see him face to face without dying and we do not want to die. We know that sin preserves us very effectively from seeing him face to face: pleasure and pain merely provide us with the slight indispensable impetus towards sin, and above all the pretext or alibi which is still more indispensable. …It is not the flesh which keeps us away from God; the flesh is the veil we place before us to shield us from him.”
Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace, pp. 58-59