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God and Man at Tuscaloosa

A friend of mine, more radical and pessimistic than I, claims that it is illegal to be a Christian in the United States today. Though I find that assessment overstated, not to say hysterical, it can hardly be doubted that public expressions of Christianity have, in the last several decades, been . . . . Continue Reading »

Trinitarian Morality?

The traditions Gregory Jones explores in Transformed Judgment are grand ones: Aristotelian virtue-centered moral philosophy; Thomism, especially as it elucidates the relation between the sacraments and friendship with God; Trinitarian thought; Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language. One . . . . Continue Reading »

The Complexities of Morality

In this challenging book, Owen Flanagan addresses a number of important and neglected connections between ethics and psychology. He begins with the suggestion that it is time for philosophers of the moral life to take “a cold, hard look at what is known about human nature.” Psychological . . . . Continue Reading »

The WCC at Canberra: Which Spirit?

In the theological world, Liberation theologies express the yearning for human wholeness . . . . They reread the Bible and reinterpret Christian tradition and theology from their experience of oppression and liberation. This must be the time we have to reread the Bible from the perspective of birds, . . . . Continue Reading »

Across the Gulf of Faith

The interfaith dialogue between Christians and Jews has become such a familiar feature of contemporary religious life that it is hard to imagine a time when it was virtually unheard of. Yet this dialogue has existed in self-conscious form only since the end of World War II. Jewish Perspectives . . . . Continue Reading »

The Soul of the American University

Our subject is one of those peculiar phenomena taken for granted in the contemporary world but which from an historical perspective seem anomalous. The phenomenon is that the huge numbers of Protestants in the United States support almost no distinctively Christian program in higher education other . . . . Continue Reading »

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