Review – The Intimate Universal (Stephen Bujno)

William Desmond, The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics. Columbia University Press, 2016. 520 pages. ISBN 9780231178761 Illustrating the constrictions of the received metaphysical legacy, the intimate as a universal seeks a space between the…

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Review – Decolonizing Dialectics (Josiah Solis)

Ciccariello-Maher, George. Decolonizing Dialectics. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2017.  256 pages.  ISBN-10: 0822362430.  Hardcover, paperback, e-book. “Truly to escape Hegel,” Michele Foucault warns, “involves an exact appreciation of the price we have to pay to detach ourselves from him.” Considering that…

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Review – Neurotheological Nuances (Joshua Canzona)

Neurotheology: How Science Can Enlighten Us About Spirituality. Newberg, Andrew. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. ISBN 9780231179041. Hardback. 321 pages. Andrew Newberg’s Neurotheology is a book of questions: why are some people religious and others not? Does religion have…

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Review – Medicinal Religion (Aaron Klink)

Balboni, Michael J. and Peteet, John R. eds. Spirituality and Religion Within the Culture of Medicine: From Evidence to Practice. Oxford, UK and New York, NY: Oxford University Press 2017. ISBN 9780190272432  Hardcover. 419 pages. Several genres of writing stereotypically…

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Review – Three Agambens on Display (S.J. Cowan)

Agamben’s Philosophical Lineage. Edited by Adam Kotsko and Carlo Salzani. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. ISBN-10: 1474423647. Hardcover, Paperback. 352 pages. If for nothing else, 2017 was a good year (at least for the English-speaking world) because we have received a…

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