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Ultra-Darwinism and Creation’s Sabbath: An Interview with Conor Cunningham, Part II

In his recently published Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get it Wrong, Conor Cunningham, the Co-Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, surveys the vast expanse of evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology, philosophy of mind, naturalism, and intelligent design and skillfully argues against the reductive logics of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and their creationists interlocutors. By engaging... Read More

Reviving the Stairway to Heaven: A Review of Calvin’s Ladder

Julie Canlis. Calvin’s Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. 336 pages. List price: $32.00 paperback/$17.60 Kindle. Visit http://tiny.cc/iso45 (Amazon) to help support TOJ. There are plenty of reasons why it’s a bad idea to write a book about ascending spiritual heights. The first is because that book has been written—by Plato (Symposium), Plotinus (Enneads), Pseudo-Dionysius (Mystical Theology), Dante... Read More

Gird Up Your Loins, Haiti: A Lesson in Theodicy from Job

One cannot evade the question of God, especially in matters such as the earthquake in Haiti or Chile and the devastation that has followed. Disasters, both natural and unnatural, have a way of opening the human to epistemological crises, and if Alasdair MacIntyre is right, such crises are the essential element of any viable system of thought.1 Pat Robertson, on the other hand, the media’s poster-boy (and whipping-boy) for American evangelicalism, has revealed most recently the... Read More

The Jew from Nazareth and the Problem of Whiteness: J. Kameron Carter’s Theological Account of Race

J. Kameron Carter. Race: A Theological Account. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2008. 504 pages. $28.00 hardcover (Amazon). Click here or on the image to purchase Race from Amazon.com and help support The Other Journal. J. Kameron Carter’s recent book, Race: A Theological Account, is a wrench thrown into the frustratingly predictable modern academic discourse on race. In what will doubtless prove a landmark study on race, Carter engages the fields of theology, sociology,... Read More