That’s tough [: “If you were marooned on the proverbial desert island, and could have with you only one book—apart from the Bible—what would it be?”] Let me think about it—one book, not the Bible. Well, I think I would have to pick Plato’s Republic. I feel that it brings together more of the insights of history than any other book. There is not a creative idea extant that is not discussed, in some way, in this work. Whatever realm of theology or philosophy is one’s interest—and I am deeply interested in both—somewhere along the way, in this book, you will find the matter explored. […]

Self examination