Paul Louis MetzgerNov 9, 2023
Let Us Make Man in Our Image
Children of God in a Throw-Away Culture
InterVarsity Press 2023
In our talk about his book, More than Things: A Personalist Ethics for a Throwaway Culture (InterVarsity Press, 2023), and in addition to quoting Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis, Paul Louis Metzger also quotes Indiana Jones. When seeking the Grail, he chooses the clay cup from among the gilded chalices, “that’s the cup of a carpenter,” is the metaphor of the inherent value of human beings, ends unto themselves, priceless and unrepeatable. So I ask him (Dr. Metzger, not Dr. Jones) how we keep this in our minds and hearts as we navigate a secular culture that prizes the exterior and utility. If we can figure that one out, then we’ve found our redemption in the poor baby shivering in a manger, and understood why ‘happy are the poor in spirit.’
- Paul Louis Metzger’s faculty webpage at Multnomah University.
- Paul Louis Metzger’s book webpage, More than Things (2023, IVP).
- Conclusion of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
- Trailer for Gattaca(1997).
- Trailer for Interstellar (2014).
Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of Medieval and Early Modern Europe; he is also the host of the 'Almost Good Catholics' podcast.