Philosophy of Religion

The Unbroken Middle: Overcoming The Empty Sacrifices Of Modernity With Gillian Rose And Paul, Part 2 (Michael C. Raubach)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here Is it not true, though, that many individuals of different races, creeds, and identities do live together in our cities? Against the backdrop of everyday life is there not a true plurality of subjects and ways of being? According to […]

Philosophy of Religion

The Unbroken Middle: Overcoming The Empty Sacrifices Of Modernity With Gillian Rose And Paul, Part 1 (Michael C. Raubach)

The following is the first of a two-part series. In her 1992 masterpiece, The Broken Middle, the philosopher Gillian Rose explored what she saw as a baleful crisis of ethics in modern political discourse playing itself out in the malaise and violence of contemporary urban life. Rose believed the root of this crisis was a […]

New Religions Religion and Media

Entheogens, Spirituality, And Modern Myths, Part 1 (John Cuda)

The following is the first of a three-part series. Introduction: Alice and Entheogens In this article I seek to analyze spiritual phenomena using contemporary mythological and pop-cultural referents, such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871), and The Matrix. Using these texts as interpretive mediums, I […]

Religion and Literature

“Teach Me To Do What’s Right” – Faith, Hope, And Love As Post-Religious Virtues, Part 2 (A.G. Holdier)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. In short, then, despite the absence of God in Bad Times, the characters all come to experience each other in painfully open ways and several even develop bonds akin to what Ryan Preston-Roedder has described as “faith in humanity,” insofar […]

Religion and Literature

“Teach Me To Do What’s Right” – Faith, Hope, And Love As Post-Religious Virtues, Part 1 (A.G. Holdier)

The following is the first of a two-part series. “God is the ‘beyond’ in the midst of our life.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer[1] “Are you lost, Father?” “Sorry?” “Are you lost?” “No. I suppose not.” – Darlene Sweet and Father Flynn speaking the first lines of Bad Times at the El Royale Classically, philosophers spoke of […]

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Let’s Get Real About Race – Two Very Timely Upcoming Online Seminars (Announcement)

It’s time to get real when we talk these days about race and racism. Ever since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the late spring of 2020 at the hands of police and the ensuing protests, mass calls for racial justice, and outbreaks of urban mayhem, much of the dominant public discourse has […]

Indigenous Religions

Thomas Aquinas’s Body-Soul Dualism And The Hierarchy Of Human Dignity In Brazil – Theological Origins Of A Nation’s Self-Understanding, Part 3 (Vinicius Marinho)

The following is the second of a three-part series.The first can be found here, the second here. In sum, Boff proposes that a person is an indivisible body-soul unity who exists in dialogical relations and can transcendence social limitations by loving the socially inferior. Martin Buber’s philosophy of dialogue also emphasizes the capacity to love. Love […]