Thomas Lynch /// Knight of Apocalyptic Pessimism
Welcome to the first episode of War Machine. On this maiden voyage, Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Dr. Thomas Lynch about his book Apocalyptic Political Theology available from Bloomsbury Press.
"The end is approaching, has always been approaching. Approaching from the very beginning. Still, it seems closer today than ever before. We are on the edge of disaster, under its threat. The threat is real, and we delude ourselves by trying to deny or repress it. Can disaster be delayed? Will it be deferred? We cannot be sure. But there is hope that lies not in certainty, but in uncertainty. Not in security, but in insecurity. Not in foundations, but in their faults. Not in cures, but in wounds. That wound might be our hope. Fragile hope. Nothing more. Nothing-ness. Impermanence. The world's continual breathing." - Gordon Kaufman, Theology for a Nuclear Age.
A time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.
The spell we have placed ourselves under is one whereby the contingency of our condition has been understood as necessary. The realist of adoption of contingency spells the necessity of the end.
But do not be afraid when you hear of wars and rumors of wars. These things must happen, but the end is still to come."
Dr. Thomas Lynch: https://www.chi.ac.uk/staff/dr-tommy-lynch#:~:text=Dr%20Tommy%20Lynch%20is%20Senior,Kierkegaard%2C%20psychoanalysis%20and%20liberation%20theology.
Apocalyptic Political Theology: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/apocalyptic-political-theology-9781350064744/
Gordon Kaufman, Theology for a Nuclear Age: https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Nuclear-Age-Gordon-Kaufman/dp/0719017661/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=theology+in+the+nuclear+age+gordon&qid=1602938529&sr=8-3
Theme music "Prey" provided by Niky Nine.
Graphic and sound design by Matt Baker.