The Ventriloquist

An online publication at and outside the boundary of evangelical Christianity.

posts by Matthew Nelson

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April 2013

The Problem of the One (Within) and the Many

by Matthew Nelson, on Theology, April 2013

Ever so vivid in my memory, I recall Dr. Mills’ theatrical antics in front of the classroom in the Dixon Ministry Center in Introduction to Philosophy. In one of the earlier lessons in the class, Mills effortlessly expounded on a perennial and foundational philosophical issue taken up in the Presocratic period: ‘The Problem of the One and the Many.” The ancients were plagued by the tension between unity and diversity…