New Religions Religion and Media

Entheogens, Spirituality, and Modern Myths

The following is the first of a three-part series. Introduction: Alice and Entheogens My aim here is 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 hope […]

Announcements Critical Conversations Critical Race Theory Difficult Discussions

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 […]

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 2 (Vinicius Marinho)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. The Ecclesial Endeavor to Define the Brazilian Soul: a Summa of the Colonial Church’s Roman Structure and Thomist-Scholastic Doctrine Sicut videmus quod in uno homine est una anima et unum corpus, et tamen sunt diversa membra ipsius; ita Ecclesia Catholica […]

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 1 (Vinicius Marinho)

The following is the first of a three-part series. Brazil: One Soul with Varied Degrees of Human Dignity “Manda quem pode, obedece quem tem juízo”[1] is an old Brazilian proverb. It synthetizes, in two clauses, the dominant value of the Brazilian political culture: hierarchy. I claim that the Brazilian dominant cultural conception of human dignity […]

Announcements Difficult Discussions

Difficult Discussions – Christian Evangelicalism And Critical Race Theory (Announcement)

When: Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10 am-12 pm (Mountain Daylight Time) Register for online seminar: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucemuqjgiGtLzNgdy18rsYEEinRCDOn25 Once you register, you will automatically receive a participation link. For more information contact whitestone.pubs@gmail.com. Political polarization has reached white heat in America, but it is also a growing force outside the United States, even in the developing world. Political scientists and […]

Decoloniality

Debriefing On Decoloniality – A Public Conversation, Part 2

The following is a transcript of a community-wide debriefing by participants for the online conference “Decoloniality and the Disintegration of Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty and Territoriality in the 21st Century.” The conference was held April 14-16, 2021 and featured such international luminaries as Walter Mignolo, Catherine Walsh, and Tink Tinker. Because of the length of […]