I’ve decided that over the next year I’m taking on a new project: reading Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments. I first read parts in Divinity School, when it was praised by my professor of ministry.
Over the last three year’s I’ve also been a part of a study group that has been focused on Mimetic Theory and the writings of Rene’ Girard. Both Adam Smith and Rene-Girard are helpful in understanding culture, I suspect; Adam Smith didn’t have an understanding of “mimetic theory” but does discuss “creative imagination.”
I’ll be taking it in very short segments, and although I hope to do this daily, I’ll be satisfied with three posts a week, one per section.