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Examining Carl R. Trueman's Book "The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self"

by Hiram R. Diaz III If you are interested in understanding why The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self  is not a helpful book, check out my seven part series examining Carl R. Trueman's popular text. The articles are accessible to all who are interested. Here are the links - 1. The "Modern" or "Modernist" Self? 2. A False Equation 3. The Resurrection of the Modernist Self 4. A Common Enemy 5. The Communitarian Option 6. The Communitarian Option 7. Cancelling the Trueman Show -h. P.S. If you are not already a subscriber to Logia, please consider becoming one today. By joining you will be able to access all of the content there, engage in comments with myself and others, and much more. You can subscribe here:

Examining "The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self"

by Hiram R. Diaz III Over the past few weeks, I've been busy over at my Substack Logia . I've been delving into the thinking of Carl R. Trueman as it relates to his new book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism and the Road to Sexual Revolution . I initially wanted to do a simple review of the book, but after having read it I came to see that explaining why the book is not a good resource require me to lay down some necessary ground work. So far, I have only published two articles. The third is coming out on April 18. If you're interested, check out the articles below, and subscribe to Logia . The first article looks at Trueman's ambiguous use of the word modern. The second article gets into some reasons as to why Trueman's use of the word modern  is ambiguous. The third will look at Trueman's understanding of the self, examining its philosophical context. 1. The "Modern" or "Modernist" Self? 2.

An Introduction to Axiology:

by Hiram R. Diaz III If you're not a subscriber to my new blog Logia ,  you are missing out on a series that I think will be beneficial to you now and in the long run. The title of the series is "Intro to Biblical Axiology," and it deals with the nature of value as it relates to created things in general, humans in particular, God, and our relationship to him. Since the acceptance by many Christians of the government's belief that some jobs are "non- essential" became widespread, I have felt the need to articulate - in a systematic manner - why such a belief has no basis in the truth. This series is dedicated to this task, and it can only be read at the Logia substack. Here is a link to the articles already in print. Intro to Biblical Axiology [Pt.1] Intro to Biblical Axiology [Pt.2] Become a subscriber today! -h.

The Future of this Blog

by Hiram R. Diaz III Given that I'm something of a creative "jack of all trades," finding a way to manage my creative output has been something of a difficult task. Initially, I thought I could use this one site for blogging on a variety of subjects, as well as promoting my aesthetic work. However, the kind of writing that I tend to do is not really suitable for the kind of smorgasbord site I have created here. Not only that, but it tends to be time consuming as it involves a lot of reading, researching, drafting, revising, and editing. So I've decided to keep this site up as a kind of catch-all where I can post randomly, as well as promote my aesthetic work. My more in-depth writing will now be published on Currently, the page doesn't have and content. However, Lord willing, that will change soon, as I'm currently preparing to write about the work of yet another evangelical change agent, namely Carl Trueman. Until then, Soli Deo Gloria! -h