John Webster on the perennial nature of the intellect’s depravity

Thanks are owed to Resident Theology for flagging the following quote (HERE):

[W]e would be unwise to think of the depravity of the intellect as a peculiarly modern occurrence, a collateral effect of the naturalization of our view of ourselves. It assumes peculiar modern forms, such as the association of the intellect with pure human spontaneity and resistance to the idea that the movement of the mind is moved by God. But these are instances of perennial treachery; if our intellects are depraved, it is not because we are children of Scotus or Descartes or Kant, but because we are children of Adam.

from “On the Theology of the Intellectual Life,” in Christ Across the Disciplines: Past, Present, Future. Ed. Roger Lundin (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013), 107.

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