“…enlightenment rationality cannot make us happy…”

I think a lot of people know in their gut but have not yet thought it that enlightenment rationality is not adequate for a viable human society. It does many good things, like give us the capacity to fly an airplane or advance health care, but underneath that, enlightenment rationality cannot make us safe and it cannot make us happy. We need a more elemental narrative, and of course I think that the gospel narrative is the one that tells the tale of security and happiness in a very radical way.

Jana Riess interviews Walter Brueggemann for Religion News Service.