- Created by: AJMealing
- Created on: 15-05-19 09:09
"But that gain was achieved only by discarding some previously standard beliefs or procedures and, simultaneously, by replacing those components of the previous paradigm with others"
"Because it demands large-scale paradigm destruction and major shifts in the problems and techniques of normal science, the emergence of new theories is generally preceeded by a period of pronounced professional insecurity"
"My thesis is that the emergence of the early Christian communities reveals striking similarities with the features characterizing paradigm shifts"
"As every paradigm shift implies that key terms and concepts are modified, the Messianic concept is also modified in the new Christian concept"
"Since, taken together, those modifications account for a paradigm shift, it is fair to suggest that Jesus cannot be reconstructed as being Jesus the Christ apart from a paradigm shift"
"However, what is much more characteristic of religious groups is schism"
"the theological community tends to split, rather than universally accepting the implications of the risk"
The scientist "has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greated by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries"