• Anaximander and the Relation Between Myth and Philosophy in the Sixth Century B.C.

      Wolters, Albert M.; Rowe, William V.; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1979)
      This paper is a study of the pre-Socratic, Milesian philosopher Anaximander, in light of the question concerning the rise of philosophy and its relation to myth in the sixth century B.C. We are restricting our inquiry to Anaximander to make our consideration of the myth/philosophy relation more manageable. Thus we will assume that Anaximander's thought is indicative of the general status of this relationship in his time and milieu. We chose Anaximander also because of the great diversity of interpretations of his thought in current pre-Socratic scholarship. Differences in approach to Anaximander reflect differences concerning the nature of pre-Socratic thought in general. Differences with regard to the pre-Socratics in turn reflect ultimate assumptions as to the nature of philosophy and the historical circumstances in which it arose. Therefore, a considerable part of our study will concern itself with the major Anaximander-interpretations in the literature, their key assumptions and their relationships to existing traditions in pre-Socratic research. This part of the study will be carried out in preparation for our own interpretation of Anaximander and the relation between myth and philosophy visible in his thought. The latter will be conducted in dialogue with the other interpretations and with a conscious awareness of its own hermeneutical assumptions.
    • Before or Outside the Text: A Comparative Study on Jean-Luc Marion and Paul Ricoeur's Idea of Revelation

      Kuipers, Ronald A.; Tang, Joseph; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2010-05)
      This essay explores the idea of revelation of two French philosophers, Jean-Luc Marion and Paul Ricoeur. Ricoeur and Marion are very important figures not only in contemporary continental philosophy, but also in their contributions to the discussion of religion, or what some may call the "theological turn." Marion contends that revelation is the saturated phenomenon ' par excellence', free from the constraints of reason and metaphysics. For Ricoeur, a longer route in approaching the phenomenology of religion through the detour of hermeneutics is much needed. Such a longer path serves to concretely ground the discussion of revelation in a historic, linguistic, and textual milieu. Therefore, while Marion thinks that revelation is immediate and unconditionally given, Ricoeur maintains that revelation as manifestation names the possibility for biblical Scripture, and through hermeneutic interpretation, is able to open a world into which one might project one's ownmost possibilities.
    • A Critical Exploration of Jane Austen's Persuasion

      Hart, Hendrik; Goon, Carroll Ann; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1983)
    • Fiction as Philosophy: Reading the Work of Christine de Pizan and Luce Irigaray to Write a Hermeneutics of Socially Transformative Fiction-mediated Philosophy

      Sweetman, Robert; Carr, Allyson Ann; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2011-06)
      This dissertation proposes to examine the work of scholars Christine de Pizan and Luce Irigaray in order to develop the possibilities of fiction in philosophy for the purposes of social transformation. Using four of her major narrative texts (The Mutacion of Fortune, the City of Ladies, the Path of Long Study and the Vision) I show how Christine employs the complex array of hermeneutical tools available to her in fictionalized ways as a means of training her readers into re-writing their understanding of themselves and their contexts. Alongside such re-writings, I show that she understands herself to have a particular vocation for educating the powers of France towards ethical action in their governance, and that she does so in these works in the form of philosophically oriented fictionalizations. I use the work of Luce Irigaray to explore a philosopher from the twentieth and twenty-first century who uses narrative and hermeneutical tools that bear a family resemblance to Christine's. Tracing Irigaray's formulations on the necessity of sexual difference I show how she re-tells stories from myth and history in such a way as to develop the sexual difference she desires. Finally, having engaged with these two philosophers, I use the hermeneutical work of Hans-Georg Gadamer to present my own work on how well-crafted fiction can be used to build philosophical concepts and understandings that are not yet available in our world, but which become available to us through our participation in the new fictionalized contexts and fictional worlds we create. I show how it is through understanding the possibilities this kind of philosophical and fictionalized utopic thinking holds that social transformation rooted in the world-building capabilities of individual persons can occur.
    • Interview with Richard Kearney (Art Talks, October 13, 2012)

      Smick, Rebekah; Kearney, Richard; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2012-10-13)
    • Living at the Crossroads: Ethical Scholarship and the Common Good

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (2011-10-24)
    • Owen Barfield's Aesthetics: Worldview and Poetic Consciousness

      Seerveld, Calvin; Davies, Lloyd; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1986-06)
    • Perspective vol. 10 no. 7 (Dec 1976)

      Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship (1976-12-31)
    • Perspective vol. 11 no. 3 (Apr 1977)

      Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship (1977-04-30)
    • Perspective vol. 3 no. 4 (Oct 1969)

      Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship (1969-10-31)
    • Perspective vol. 38 no. 3 (Oct 2004)

      Institute for Christian Studies (2004-10-31)
    • Perspective vol. 5 no. 4 (Aug 1971)

      Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship (1971-08-20)
    • Perspective vol. 51 no. 1 (Spring 2017)

      Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2017-05-08)
    • Perspective vol. 7 no. 2 (Apr 1973)

      Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship (1973-04-30)
    • Perspective vol. 8 no. 3 (Jun 1974)

      Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship (1974-06-30)
    • Perspective vol. 9 no. 6 (Dec 1975)

      Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship (1975-12-31)
    • Philosophy and Faith: a Critical Examination of Karl Jaspers' Philosophy of Religion

      Olthuis, James H.; Dudiak, Jeffrey M.; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1987)
    • Soliciting the Decisions of Philosophy: An Exposition of "Plato's Pharmacy" by Jacques Derrida

      Seerveld, Calvin; Adkins, Brent; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1994)
    • This Thinking Individual: Conscience and Subjectivity in Søren Kierkegaard and Hannah Arendt

      Mackie, Carolyn J.; Institute for Christian Studies (2013-01-19)