Sunday, March 15, 2009

When Theology is Claimed as Intellectual Property




In our world where human beings seem to think they have 'entitlement' to all things which can be claimed we now can wondrously behold the miracle of the 'theological patent' or copyright of theological ideas--- like say the theory of double imputation. Kudos to Craig Beard for finding this out---

Consider http://www.wikipatents.com/US6974327.html

10 comments:

Murray said...

Hmm - what is US6974327.pdf?

Ben Witherington said...

Its a pdf link of course.

BW3

Murray said...

Obviously … but it isn't linked to anything. :)

pgardella said...

Here is a web page where you can see more on this patent. You can also download the PDF from there.

http://www.google.com/patents?vid=USPAT6974327

Patrick+

A.M. Mallett said...

It truly is a pdf but, alas, a link it is not. :)

Mark Denning said...

There is not enough of the address available to to get to it Dr. Witherington. W need the whole address location or for you to hyper-link it if you are able to.

Ben Witherington said...

My bad, you need three dots before the pdf part of the tag.

BW3

Moderndaymystic said...

Hey Dr. Witherington,
I'm glad you liked the picture I took from Dominus Flavitus in Jersusalem enough to use it for your post.

blessings

Ben Witherington said...

Actually that's the picture I took from inside Dominus Flevit four years ago.

BW3

JMS said...

Dr. Witherington, I've filed for a patent for blog posts that talk about theological patents. Please cease and desist all posting on said topic.

In Christ,
JMS

;)