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Never Mind Grendel! Can Beowulf Conquer The 21st-Century Guilt Trip?, Stephen Asma Dec 2007

Never Mind Grendel! Can Beowulf Conquer The 21st-Century Guilt Trip?, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The writer casts doubt on whether the emasculated Beowulf put forward by J. R. R. Tolkien and in the recent movie version of the story transcends and nullifies the heroic original. He suggests that both Beowulfs may be necessary.


The Menace Of Security, Chandan Gowda Nov 2007

The Menace Of Security, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Looking Up From The Gutter: Pop-Culture And Philosophy, Stephen Asma Oct 2007

Looking Up From The Gutter: Pop-Culture And Philosophy, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


The Silent Revolution, Chandan Gowda Oct 2007

The Silent Revolution, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


How To Survive The Apocalypse, Stephen Asma Aug 2007

How To Survive The Apocalypse, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article presents a guide on how people with skepticism and critical thinking can survive the Rapture and Armageddon. According to the Book of Revelations, the Lord will return to the earth to separate the good and the bad. When the Great Tribulation comes, people have no more time for repentance. The impostor strategy is one way to avoid the Tribulation.


Ramachandra Gandhi - The Passionate Philosopher, Chandan Gowda Jun 2007

Ramachandra Gandhi - The Passionate Philosopher, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Dinosaurs On The Ark: Natural History And The New Evangelical Museum, Stephen Asma May 2007

Dinosaurs On The Ark: Natural History And The New Evangelical Museum, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

This article examines the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Featured at the museum is a replica of Noah's Ark. The author notes that there is some fudging going on to fit all the supposedly transported animals in such a small vessel. According to the museum, the Grand Canyon was not millions of years in the making but appeared after the flood. The evangelical museum is an offshoot of the Answers in Genesis ministry. Ken A. Ham is the director of the museum as well as the head of the ministry. He says that the notion of evolution has done more ...


Opinion Shaper: Who's Really Writing Those Notes From Santa?, Raleigh Muns Feb 2007

Opinion Shaper: Who's Really Writing Those Notes From Santa?, Raleigh Muns

Raleigh Muns

Opinion column regarding small children and Santa Claus.


Centum Homines: The Prototype Of The Alexander Mosaic And The Military Museum In The Hellenistic World, Peter Nulton Feb 2007

Centum Homines: The Prototype Of The Alexander Mosaic And The Military Museum In The Hellenistic World, Peter Nulton

Peter E. Nulton Ph.D.

Although it is generally accepted that the Alexander Mosaic copies a painting of the 4th Century BCE, the attribution of this prototype has never been settled. Numerous attempts have been made to associate it with painters recorded in Pliny's Natural History, notably Philoxenos of Eretria, and Alexander's court painter, Apelles.

If the painting were the work of any artist whose name survives, as strong a case can be made for Aristeides of Thebes as for Apelles or Philoxenos. Since Pliny's comment that Aristeides painted a battle against the Persians follows his treatment of the works of Apelles ...


Transgressive Sanctity: The Abrek In Chechen Culture, Rebecca Gould Jan 2007

Transgressive Sanctity: The Abrek In Chechen Culture, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

The ancient tradition of the abrek (bandit) was developed into a political institution during the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century by Chechen and other Muslim peoples of the Caucasus as a strategy for dealing with the overwhelming military force of Russia's imperial army. During the Soviet period, the abrek became a locus for oppositional politics and arguably influenced the representations of violence and anti-colonial resistance during the recent Chechen Wars. This article is one of the first works of English-language scholarship to historicize this institution. It also marks the beginning of a book project entitled ...


El Patrimonio Cultural De La Ciudad De Alicante: Avance Para Un Catálogo. Bienes Inmuebles., Pablo Rosser Jan 2007

El Patrimonio Cultural De La Ciudad De Alicante: Avance Para Un Catálogo. Bienes Inmuebles., Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Primer avance de fichas patrimoniales sobre el patrimonio cultural de Alicante, en su aspecto de Bienes inmuebles.


Self-Defense In Asian Religions, David B. Kopel Jan 2007

Self-Defense In Asian Religions, David B. Kopel

David B Kopel

This Article investigates the attitudes of six Far Eastern religions - Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism - towards the legitimacy of the use of force in individual and collective contexts. Self-defense is strongly legitimated in the theory and practice of the major Far Eastern religions. The finding is consistent with natural law theory that some aspects of the human personality, including the self-defense instinct, are inherent in human nature, rather than being entirely determined by culture.


Catholic Cameos From The Silver Screen, Lawrence Porter Dec 2006

Catholic Cameos From The Silver Screen, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Holy Toyland, Stephen Asma Dec 2006

Holy Toyland, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


Solomon's House, Stephen Asma Dec 2006

Solomon's House, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article discusses the author's experience of touring the Creation Museum in Kentucky, which was opened in May 2007. He met the museum's director Ken A. Ham, and asked him various questions about the art exhibits. He inquired about the capacity of Noah's ark to carry all pairs of animals in it, and notes that the museum is scaling back the universe. He also shared that the biggest challenge facing the museum is making people see the difference in using the present method and one's belief.


Die Scholastische Theologie Im Zeitalter Der Gnadenstreitigkeiten I: Neue Texte Von Diego Paez († 1582), Diego Del Mármol († 1664) Und Gregor Von Valencia († 1603), Ulrich Lehner Dec 2006

Die Scholastische Theologie Im Zeitalter Der Gnadenstreitigkeiten I: Neue Texte Von Diego Paez († 1582), Diego Del Mármol († 1664) Und Gregor Von Valencia († 1603), Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

Die Gnadenstreitigkeiten des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts bilden die entscheidende geistesgeschichtliche Auseinandersetzung der frühen Neuzeit. Sie führen vor Augen, wie die katholische Theologie zum letzten Mal aus eigener rationaler Anstrengung heraus die christliche Welt zu polarisieren verstand, indem sie - gespalten in die Lager von Molinisten, Augustinisten und Thomisten - das Wirken der göttlichen Gnadenhilfe zu erklären versuchte. Die hier versammelten Editionen zweier bisher unbekannter Jesuitentheologen, Diego Paez und Diego Marmol, verfolgen den Gang der spanischen Jesuitentheologie im 17. Jahrhundert und bereichern dadurch auch die Geschichtsschreibung der neuzeitlichen Philosophie. Ein Dossier über Gregor von Valencia gibt weiteres Material an die Hand, um ...


Kants Vorsehungskonzept Auf Dem Hintergrund Der Deutschen Schulphilosophie Und - Theologie, Ulrich Lehner Dec 2006

Kants Vorsehungskonzept Auf Dem Hintergrund Der Deutschen Schulphilosophie Und - Theologie, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

Reviews: "Quiconque voudrait désormais étudier la compréhension moderne de l’histoire, du progrès et de la religion nuirait à la précision de son propos s’il s’exemptait de la lecture de Kants Vorsehungskonzept. On relèvera enfin à ce livre le trop rare mérite d’avoir concilié avec une grande compétence l’étude des approches à la fois philosophiques et théologiques." Charles Morerod O.P., bishop of Fribourg, in Nova et Vetera (French Edition), 4/2011.

"Lehner’s extensive research fills a gap in a unique way. He enriches the study of Kant’s philosophy in an as yet neglected ...


The Vincentian Charism In North America, John E. Rybolt Dec 2006

The Vincentian Charism In North America, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

This study examines whether the Vincentian charism exists in North America. The positive answer has to be seen against the backdrop of uniformity vs. adaptation, operative in every province. The specific American experience involved education (universities, seminaries), mission work. These are explained within the American context of size, immigration and geopolitical considerations. Specific American contributions to the Congregation of the Mission are mentioned.


Language Dreamers: Race And The Politics Of Etymology In The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould Dec 2006

Language Dreamers: Race And The Politics Of Etymology In The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.