• "I believe in the resurrection of the body"

      Blomberg, Doug; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2019-05-17)
      “I believe in the resurrection of the body.” This fundamental tenet of the Christian faith extends beyond belief and into every corner of life. It provides the basis from which we might understand our whole selves as whole selves--to take into account where we are in body, heart, mind, and action. In terms of a guiding idea for curriculum development and for education, this statement calls us to see ourselves and others in primarily relational terms; to value people’s integral and multivalent relationships and all aspects of who, where, and what they are. Such an approach leads to a view of education--and of the human person--inextricably developed “from the ground up.”
    • How Awesome a Task: Reading Psalm 8 in South Africa

      Strauss, Gideon; Institute for Christian Studies (Christian Reformed Church in North America, 2018-06-29)
    • Something We Don’t See: ICS and the Training of a Messianic Imagination

      Kuipers, Ronald; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2018-05-11)
    • Review of Thomas Aquinas: Faith, Reason, and Following Christ, by Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt.

      Sweetman, Robert; Institute for Christian Studies (University of Chicago. Divinity School.; University of Chicago. Federated Theological Faculty, 2016-10)
    • Christian Institutions Without Pillars

      Sweetman, Robert; Institute for Christian Studies (Christian Courier, 2016-04-25)
    • Cross-Pressured Authenticity: Charles Taylor on the Contemporary Challenges to Religious Identity in a Secular Age

      Kuipers, Ronald A.; Institute for Christian Studies (Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, 2016)
    • Remembrance That Limps: Remembering and Forgiving With Our Crooked Human Hearts

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Cardus, 2015-12)
    • Meeting God: the Relay Race of Generations

      Kirby, Joseph Morrill; Institute for Christian Studies (Christian Courier, 2015-10-26)
    • On (Not) Accepting Reality: Introducing The Annihilation of Hell

      Ansell, Nicholas; Institute for Christian Studies (CPRSE, 2015-05-27)
    • Reunite Devotion, Confessional Literacy and Christian Action

      Sweetman, Robert; Institute for Christian Studies (Christian Courier, 2015-04-27)
    • The Walking Dead Meets the Resurrection

      Ansell, Nicholas; Institute for Christian Studies (CPRSE, 2015-04-06)
    • Trading Hell for Hope: An Interview with Nicholas Ansell

      Johnson, Matthew E.; Ansell, Nicholas; Institute for Christian Studies (2014-02)
      Nicholas Ansell’s teaching and research focus on several areas of systematic and biblical theology, notably Christology, eschatology, Old Testament wisdom thinking, and the theology of gender. He has an ongoing interest in the phenomenology of revelation and the spirituality of existence. His new book, The Annihilation of Hell: Universal Salvation and the Redemption of Time in the Eschatology of Jürgen Moltmann, was released in North America in October 2013 and exposits the work of Moltmann on the topic of hell and universalism for anyone who is interested in theology, scholar or otherwise. He has also written several articles on the topic including this one [http://theotherjournal.com/2009/04/20/hell-the-nemesis-of-hope/]in The Other Journal.
    • Advent (Four Weeks)

      Sweetman, Robert; Carr, Allyson; Kuipers, Ronald A.; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2014)
    • Critical Transformations: Macrostructures, Religion, and Critique

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies and University of Toronto, Canada (SAGE Publications Ltd., 2013-11)
      Can critical research on religion offer both an ideology critique and a critical retrieval of religious import? This essay suggests that it can, offering a programmatic sketch for a full-fledged critique of religion—a critique both aimed at religion and inspired by religion in a self-critical fashion. The sketch weds elements of a robustly normative critique of Western society with insights derived from the Frankfurt School. First the essay maps three societal macrostructures that organize much of contemporary social life—civil society, proprietary economy, and administrative state. Then it discusses solidarity, resourcefulness, and justice as societal principles that can sustain a critique of societal macrostructures. Next it identifies normative deficiencies within and between these macrostructures. On the basis of this architectonic critique, the essay then provides an account of religion in its critical and utopian roles. It concludes by envisioning a normative and emancipatory transformation of society as a whole.
    • "The Heart Has Reasons That Reason Cannot Know": Thinking, Feeling, and Willing in Learning

      Blomberg, Doug; Institute for Christian Studies (Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning and The Association of Christian Teachers, 2013)
    • Interview with Richard Kearney (Art Talks, October 13, 2012)

      Smick, Rebekah; Kearney, Richard; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2012-10-13)
    • Working Through the Trauma of Evil: An Interview With Richard Kearney

      Kirby, Joseph Morrill; Institute for Christian Studies (Cascade Books, 2012)
      In this interview, the Irish philosopher Richard Kearney explores the human experience of evil and the role of the human imagination in responding to this evil. Kearney focuses on the healing steps people may take in order to "work through" traumatic experience, steps that include remembering, narrative retelling, and mourning. Such working through, he says, can turn melancholia to mourning, thus allowing those who have experienced suffering and loss to "give a future to their past" and, in so doing, to "go on."
    • A Different Tenor: Songs of Love and Sorrow--Re-Engaging the Social Ethics of Music

      Smick, Rebekah; Zuidervaart, Lambert; Toronto School of Theology; Royal Conservatory of Music; Institute for Christian Studies (University of Toronto Press, 2011)
      The question of how music relates to our existence as ethical beings has not always elicited the same response. For much of the twentieth century, the relation between music and ethics was addressed from the angle of music's autonomy. Music was fenced off from society so that it might better fulfill its own internal demands. Thus, in answer to the question whether music has, or should have, an ethical dimension, the predominating philosophical answer of the twentieth century was solidly negative. The article that follows, a response to this negative point of view, reproduces a panel discussion that took place in April 2010 during a conference entitled "Songs of Love and Sorrow: Re-Engaging the Social Ethics of Music." Co-organized by the Institute for Christian Studies, the Toronto School of Theology, and the Royal Conservatory of Music, the conference attempted to bring to the musical arts a concern to re-evaluate the social significance of artistic experience and practice. Though not argued like an essay, the article highlights significant themes about the relationship of music to ethics, including the innately social character of music, its possible effect on our behaviour, the potential social content of sound itself, the positive social effect of music's ambiguity, the need to break down the barriers between music practitioners and interpreters, the role communities might play in sponsoring the work of musicians, and the possible compatibility between music's formal requirements and its potential for social engagement.