Why Bonhoeffer would have loved Mad Max.
How this year’s Oscar-winning best picture can teach us about our selfhood and search for meaning.
“There Are No Jobs” – Common Fallacies and Facts About Getting an Academic Job in Religion or Theology
The study of religion, though far younger than many of its counterparts in the humanities, is now an established and well-recognized academic field. The American Academy of Religion(AAR), its flagship professional society, has expanded tenfold in the past half century from a fledgling association of mainline Protestant divinity school professors and college chaplains to a […]
Each Friday we compile a list of interesting links and articles our editors find from across the web. Here’s what’s catching our eye this week. This week Biola University hosted an interesting conversation on the Future of Protestantism (video). The Times reviews a Barbara Ehrenreich book that was featured in past Briefings: “Living With a Wild […]
By J. Aaron Simmons (Furman University, Department of Philosophy) – email@example.com The following are thoughts inspired by the vigorous discussion that recently occurred on Roger E. Olson’s blog. Olson instigated the discussion by commenting that philosophy and theology are distinct disciplines due to the way in which “special revelation” is used by theology, but […]
To illuminate the complex vision of human nature in The Dark Knight, Lauren Wilford traces the development of Director Christopher Nolan’s worldview from his early noir pictures to the Batman films.
In his latest book, “The End of Evangelicalism?”, pastor and professor David E. Fitch explores the possibility of evangelicalism surviving, in some form, throughout the 21st century. Fitch utilizes the philosophy of Slavoj Žižek to deconstruct what many evangelicals hold most dear–inerrancy of Scripture, the decision for Christ, and belief that the U.S. is a […]
This essay is neither for nor against Glenn Beck. The philosopher Michel Foucault warns us to be suspicious of proper names because they tempt us to ascribe agency to the person instead of to the overall flow of discourse, knowledge, and power out of which the person emerges as an agent. I seek to provide […]
Frederiek Depoortere, Badiou and Theology (Philosophy and Theology). New York: T&T Clark International, 2009. Below is my review of Depoortere’s recent book on Badiou. For a less favorable review see Clayton Crocket’s over at NDPR (he sees it as incoherent, but I think this broadly has to do with differing theological outlooks). I would be […]