• Re-Imagining the Whore: An Intertextual and Intratextual Feminist Reading of Revelation's Woma/en.

      Bott, Ruth; Institute for Christian Studies; Ansell, Nicholas (2015-05-31)
    • Risking idolatry? Theopoetics and the promise of embodiment

      Hocking, Jeffrey S.; Institute for Christian Studies (Association for Theopoetic Research & Exploration, 2015)
      John Caputo recently remarked that deconstructionism has not taken hold in the church as he had hoped. The "good news of post-modernism" is not generating the kind of buzz that a gospel should. Is this perhaps because deconstruction is unable to fully embody an alternative, life-giving picture to traditional ways of theologizing? Poetics, etymologically, is about the creation of something new. Despite its ability to break apart ossified ground in order to open up fertile earth for new possibilities, is deconstructionism unable to provide the newness which the church seeks? This essay suggests, with theopoet Rubem Alves, that we do not simply wait for God's promised future. Instead, we make (or fail to make) God bodily present to our fellow human beings and to creation as a whole. To answer this calling means practicing Luther's imperative to "sin boldly" in pursuit of justice (hence "risking idolatry"). Caputo writes that "deconstruction saves us from idolatry," but what this results in is a paralysis which prevents us from embodying the presence of God in the world? What if our calling is such that it brings us right up against the brink of idolatry? Theopoetics, in a Wittgensteinian sort of therapy, might be able to offer a different picture that both resists the ossification of language, and is able to better handle the church's calling to function as the body of Christ, a Nazarene who claimed to be God
    • Scholarship in the Information Age: An Interview with Isabella Guthrie-McNaughton

      Johnson, Matthew E.; Institute for Christian Studies (2013-10-25)
    • Sea to Sea: Cycling to End Poverty

      Johnson, Matthew E.; Institute for Christian Studies (2013-08-13)
    • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Hermeneutic Circle

      Johnson, Matthew E.; Institute for Christian Studies (2013-10-09)
    • The Spiritual Meaning of Technological Evolution to Life

      Kirby, Joseph Morrill; Institute for Christian Studies (Cosmos Publishing Cooperative, 2013)
      There are two senses by which technology can be seen as a new layer of living complexity: first, while biological systems can only appropriate 24 of the 91 natural elements into their metabolic processes, technological systems can imbue complex form into all 91 elements; second, this added capacity gives life the potential to expand across its current limit – the atmosphere of the Earth – in the same way as it expanded from the oceans to the land some five hundred million years ago. This essay explores what such an understanding of life and technology might mean to us, humanity, in the context of our current ecological and social catastrophe.
    • A Theology of Grace in Six Controversies, by Edward T. Oakes, S. J., Eerdmans

      Vanderleek, Ethan; Institute for Christian Studies; Regent College (2017-07)
    • This Thinking Individual: Conscience and Subjectivity in Søren Kierkegaard and Hannah Arendt

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