In this PBI course discussion referencing Paul Axton's book, The Psychotheology of Sin and Salvation, Tim, Nathan, Matt, Allan, Dan and Paul, discuss the dynamics of human subjectivity in Paul's depiction of the ego, law and body of death (in Romans 7), as they overlap with the Freudian/Lacanian registers.
Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom
Paul Axton Preaches - The continual theme of Scripture is God's sustaining, nurturing presence, which was once a presumed part of Christian experience. With the rise of modernity and modern theology there is a peculiar loneliness (a felt absence) which can be diagnosed as an aggravated form of Paul's picture of sin overcome in Christ.
Paul Axton lectures on Romans 16, focusing on the significant role of women, such as the female apostle Junia, Phoebe - Paul's spokesperson and carrier of the letter, Priscilla and Aquilla, and the profound warmth and personal connection displayed in the conclusion of Romans.
Paul Axton Preaches - In relationship to ourselves we hit upon an absence or discord that points us to the one who constitutes and participates in our own deepest understanding and experience of ourselves.
Paul Axton lectures on Romans 15 the summation and conclusion of Romans, found in Paul's cosmic vision of a new fellowship and humanity which in its world wide vision comes to pertain to the particulars of loving relationship.
Paul Axton preaches - Human sinfulness is defined in Galatians as an incapacity to question a perverse orientation to the Law. This is exemplified by Mike Pompeo's rejection of critical race theory as potentially a questioning of the law that could bring down the country, yet Paul's picture is that the Jewish law is hostile and exclusive and Christianity resolves this hostility.
Paul Axton lectures on the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, tracing parallels to Freud, Hegel, and Paul, while also mining his insight into the possible directions of human culture and the human psyche.
In this lecture, Paul Axton, introduces the theory of Julian Jaynes and the bicameral mind and its development as the background to human consciousness. Comparison is made with the theory of Jacques Lacan and the overlap with a biblical understanding is discussed.
Jul 19th, 2021 by forgingploughshares
Paul Axton lectures on Romans 14, the culminating point in Paul's argument which foresees a new form of humanity emerging in the new temple communities of Christians.
Paul Axton Preaches - The God of the philosophers, the God of the law, the God of Christendom, and scientism is dead and to desire to return through fascism, right-wing fundamentalism, or nationalism is on the order of Israel desiring to return to Egypt, or a fall back into idolatry and law. In Christ we can face the desert of a world of lost meaning.