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The Wisdom of Death

The Wisdom of Death

Samuel Loncar April 27, 2017 0

Samuel Loncar considers how death can save our lives All life ends. The heat of breath chills to ragged wheezing. Finally movement and warmth cease utterly and the inertia of death reigns in cool

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The Genealogy of Ethical Life – by Jon Bialecki

The Genealogy of Ethical Life – by Jon Bialecki

Jon Bialecki September 24, 2016 0

Jon Bialecki on Webb Keane’s Ethical Life I kept on thinking of Nietzsche. I need not have, of course; neither the book, nor the larger anthropological moment that it is a part of, necessitated

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The Interpretative Pivot: Hermeneutics and the Contemporary Decline of Islamic Pluralism – by Peter Gottschalk

The Interpretative Pivot: Hermeneutics and the Contemporary Decline of Islamic Pluralism – by Peter Gottschalk

Peter Gottschalk August 26, 2016 0

The sixth essay in a forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? In the penultimate chapter – “Applications and Implications: Coherent Contradiction, Exploration, Diffusion, Form and Meaning, Modern” – of his precisely argued and wide-ranging

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Reconceptualization, Pre-Text, and Con-text – by Sajjad Rizvi

Reconceptualization, Pre-Text, and Con-text – by Sajjad Rizvi

Sajjad Rizvi August 25, 2016 0

The fifth essay in a forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? We use categories and concepts in order to communicate something to our peers, about our objects of inquiry and ideas, about the

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Apocalypse is the Mother of Beauty – By Ed Simon

Apocalypse is the Mother of Beauty – By Ed Simon

Ed Simon June 20, 2016 0

Consider, Boethius. He was a descendent of a noble Italian family, a beneficiary of a classical education, and in some ways the last of the Romans. In the sixth century he found himself accused

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MRBlog | DISPATCHES. NEH Summer Institute on Problems in the Study of Religion (pt. 3) by Sarah E. Rollens

MRBlog | DISPATCHES. NEH Summer Institute on Problems in the Study of Religion (pt. 3) by Sarah E. Rollens

Sarah Rollens June 20, 2016 0

By Sarah E. Rollens On July 17, the NEH Summer Institute on Problems in the Study of Religion at UVa wrapped up. I reported on the books and discussions during Week 1 here and

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Shakespeare Contra Nietzsche by Andrew Lanham

Shakespeare Contra Nietzsche by Andrew Lanham

Andrew Lanham May 9, 2016 0

In the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, one of his most influential afterlives has been in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, who thought he was a reincarnation of the Bard. In 1864, in his

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First Impressions # 71: Marc Van De Mieroop on the Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

First Impressions # 71: Marc Van De Mieroop on the Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Joseph Ryan Kelly February 9, 2016 0

Long before Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, Babylonians developed their own rational system for exploring truth. Joseph Ryan Kelly talks with Marc Van De Mieroop about his new book, Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit

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Theology and the University: A Lover’s Quarrel – Jonathan D. Teubner

Theology and the University: A Lover’s Quarrel – Jonathan D. Teubner

Jonathan D. Teubner May 26, 2015 0

Jonathan D. Teubner on Johannes Zachhuber’s Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany “A professorship of theology should have no place in our institution,” Thomas Jefferson declared in a letter written to philosopher Thomas Cooper

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The Logic of God: A New Look at an Old Reason to Believe – By Joshua Rasmussen

The Logic of God: A New Look at an Old Reason to Believe – By Joshua Rasmussen

Joshua Rasmussen April 14, 2015 0

Joshua Rasmussen on A.D. Smith’s Anselm’s Other Argument Can belief in God be based upon reason? Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033-1109) thought so. Anselm was a Benedictine monk and theologian who became Archbishop of

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