After Existentialism, Light
a theology blog
“Arise! Shine, for your light has come, the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you. Though darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds, the peoples, Upon you the Lord will dawn, and over you his glory will be seen. Nations shall walk by your light, kings by the radiance of your dawning.”
Isaiah 60:1-3 (NABRE)
Name: Kevin Davis
Location: Charlotte, NC
B.A. (Religious Studies), University of North Carolina, Charlotte
M.Th. (Systematic Theology), University of Aberdeen, Scotland
M.Div., Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte
M.Th. dissertation research: John Henry Newman’s moral epistemology in the assent of faith. Advisor: Professor Francesca Murphy.
Theological Interest: I am interested in a wide range of doctrinal material, but my focus is on questions involving the intersection of theology and philosophy, especially as these questions pertain to the prolegomena for dogmatics.
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