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Iain McGilchrist - The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by theosthinktank - Listen to music

The divided brain

Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It's not simply "emotion on the …

Rowan Williams - What is Consciousness?

Meet Dietrich Bonhoeffer w/ Charles Marsh

Dietrich Bonhoeffer remains one the 20th century’s greatest and most influential theologians. In this episode Dr. Marsh and I discuss our love for …

Charles Marsh on Dietrich Bonhoeffer | June 4, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

<b>CHARLES MARSH</b> (Author, <i>“Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer”</i>): Bonhoeffer was a precocious young man and he had his first doctoral …

Theology

On “Beauty”: Marilynne Robinson on Writing, What Storytelling Can Learn from Science, and the Splendors of Uncertainty

On “Beauty”: Marilynne Robinson on Writing, What Storytelling Can Learn from Science, and the Splendors of Uncertainty:A new anthology, <i>The World</i> …

Beauty

‘What is Consciousness?’

Lecture<p>Questions and answers session<p>(left to right) Eric Priest, Tom Wright, Rowan Williams, Andrew Torrance<p>Dinner guests<p>Biography<p>Rowan Williams is …

Church of England

Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

In response to Neil’s comment a quick run through of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which if nothing else will clarify what we disagree …

Longing for God

The subversive theology of Sarah Coakley<p>Coakley (b. 1951) is an Anglican theologian and Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. Her …

Achever… the Social Sciences?

It is often said that René Girard is like “the Einstein or Darwin of the social sciences or the humanities”. According to Girard, however, the social …

Marilynne Robinson Archives - Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

"The holy is at the origins of everything that exists," says the author of the prize-winning novels "Gilead" and "Home."<p>September 18, 2009 | Comments …

The Silence And Awe Of Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt is one of the few living composers to find popularity beyond the borders of classical music. R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Bjork are big fans. Although the 78-year-old musician usually shies away from acclaim and the media, he is currently attending a festival of his music in New York and …

A Midsummer Night’s Mimetic Desire

René Girard devotes six chapters to <i>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</i> in <i>A Theater of Envy</i>, his book on William Shakespeare (for references I use the edition …

Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and Southern White Evangelicals: A Historians Forum (Carolyn Dupont)

The movie <i>Selma</i> reminds us that white clergy protested and marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and other African Americans in the 1960s on behalf of …

Evangelical Christianity

Ancient tablets reveal life of Jews in Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A new exhibition of ancient clay tablets discovered in modern-day Iraq is shedding light for the first time on the daily life of Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years ago.<p>The exhibition is based on more than 100 cuneiform tablets, each no bigger than an adult’s palm, that …

North Africa

“Ice Axes for Frozen Seas” Excerpt 2

• Posted on 5th September 2014<br>• in News<br>• by Josh<p><i>From</i> Ice Axes for Frozen Seas: A Biblical Theology of Provocation <i>by Walter Brueggemann. Copyright © 2014 by</i> …

theologues.com

The Naysayers

Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and the critique of pop culture.<p>In Jonathan Franzen’s 2001 novel, “The Corrections,” a disgraced academic named Chip Lambert, who has abandoned Marxist theory in favor of screenwriting, goes to the Strand Bookstore, in downtown Manhattan, to sell off his library of …

Wittgenstein's forgotten lesson

<b>Ludwig Wittgenstein in 1930</b><p>Ludwig Wittgenstein is regarded by many, including myself, as the greatest philosopher of this century. His two great …

Cavell Bibliography (Primary Works)

[Note: If you notice a text that is missing, or an entry that needs correction, please let us know by <b>emailing us</b>.]<p><b>Cavell Bibliography: Primary</b> …

How I Kissed Evangelizing Goodbye

I went to the mecca of evangelicalism for college — beautiful campus in the suburbs of Chicago, where I received a scholarship from none other than …

Cavell Bibliography (Secondary Works)

Intended to be a resource for scholars who work on Stanley Cavell, here is a hyperlinked bibliography of commentaries on Cavell’s writings and ideas. …

12 Wendell Berry Quotes That Will Give You a Fresh Perspective

In honor of the great American author's 82nd birthday, here are some of his most memorable quotes.In the last 50 years or so, Wendell Berry’s name …

Simple Living

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Marilynne Robinson Discusses Her First Trip to Israel

Marilynne Robinson is the Pulitzer and Orange Prize-winning author of the novels “Housekeeping,”“Gilead,”“Home” and the forthcoming “Lila.” Not long …

“inerrancy doesn’t describe what the Bible does”–some comments from my ETS talk

“inerrancy doesn’t describe what the Bible does”–some comments from my ETS talk<p>July 29, 2014 by Peter Enns<p>I could have sworn I posted this months …

Unlearning the lies we learned from the theologians of slavery (part 3)

June 26, 2014 by Fred Clark<p>In 1850, at Andover Theological Seminary, the biblical scholar Moses Stuart wrote <i>Conscience and the Constitution with</i> …

COMMENTARY: Why evangelicals’ love for Jews is a case of unrequited love

<b>Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.</b><p>(RNS) As a young Jew, I can’t help but see expressions of evangelical …

Whatever happened to the clobber texts for slavery? (Unlearning the lies, cont’d.)

Whatever happened to the clobber texts for slavery? (Unlearning the lies, cont’d.)<p>July 9, 2014 by Fred Clark<p>For centuries, Christians have been …

Mega-church pastor Adam Hamilton’s scandalous take on Scripture

The pastor of the largest United Methodist congregation in America is sparking intense debate with his provocative new take on the Bible. – Image …