The Creation of I: Identity Liberalism and the Common Good

Today we take the fact of our own identity as “self” evident, if you’ll pardon the pun. But sociology and psychology consider identity as a relatively modern development, suggesting there was a time when individuals saw themselves only as part of a larger collective—in terms of their family, clan, environment, kingdom, etc., etc. In this sermon we’ll explore the emergence of the sense of “I” and consider some of its strengths and drawbacks.


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