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    Decreation: The Unity of Action and Contemplation in Simone Weil
    (Institute for Christian Studies, 2024-05) Henderson, Julia
    "As described above, any introduction to Simone Weil that foregrounds the events of her extraordinary life at the expense of her ideas is, in my view, insufficient. That is not to say, however, that her personal experiences ought to be ignored. In fact, it would be unwise to attempt to divide her personhood from her philosophical and mystical ideas. According to Marie-Magdeleine Davy, Weil is “essentially paradoxical, even contradictory” but she “nevertheless presented in herself a perfect unity.” This unity is not merely true in the sense that apparent contradictions in philosophy can be reconciled, but also in that the apparent political and mystical division of her life and commitments are bound together. In Davy’s description, “from whatever angle you look at her, from the intellectual, the religious or social, she is entirely a whole.” Despite this, scholarship on Weil often approaches her from one of two directions: either the socio-political or the mystical and religious. Seminal texts like A Truer Liberty: Simone Weil and Marxism partition her thought into categories like “Liberty,” “Oppression,” and “Power,” and minimally engage with her mystical theology. This kind of categorization is not without its uses; for one, it allows scholars to engage with individual concepts in depth while leaving behind the aspects of her thought more peripheral to their concerns, but partitioning the mystical and political into distinct categories can too easily allow scholars to disregard their interconnectivity."
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    Perspective vol. 58 no. 1 (Spring 2024)
    (2024-05-01) Kuipers, Ronald A.; Institute for Christian Studies; Dias, Darren; Kronemeijer-Heyink, Brenda; Marcelli-Chu, Monica; Acero Ferrer, Héctor A.; Labriola, Christina; Smick, Rebekah; Siraki, Anita; Yett, Danielle; Institute for Christian Studies
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    Annual Report 2022-2023 (Institute for Christian Studies)
    (Institute for Christian Studies, 2023-11-30) Kuipers, Ronald A.; Strauss, Gideon; Acero Ferrer, Héctor; Frederick, Marci; Wehrle, Brenna; Institute for Christian Studies
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    The Nature of Belief in the Philosophy of Alvin Plantinga and Bernard Lonergan
    (Institute for Christian Studies, 2019-06-30) Avram, Ted (Teodor)
    Alvin Plantinga and Bernard Lonergan are well-known among philosophical scholars for two main reasons: the developments they brought to epistemology, and also their interest in entering into dialogue with various philosophers that, while not al-ways atheists, would propose ideas and trends that would be detrimental to Christian thought.
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    Incarnating the God Who May Be: Christology and Incarnational Humanism in Bonhoeffer and Kearney
    (Institute for Christian Studies, 2017-11) Novak, Mark Fraser; Institute for Christian Studies
    This thesis examines questions of humanity and divinity that are pressing in contemporary philosophy and theology as seen in the thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Richard Kearney. Both these thinkers seek to address issues around transcendence/immanence, sameness/difference, ontology/ethics, and post-metaphysical approaches to God. Chapter one explores the many convergences in their thinking with regards to these topics. Chapter two looks at the main divergence in their thinking: their respective Christologies. Chapter three, following up on the exploration of convergences and divergences in their thought, examines a possible way in which to mediate the difference in their otherwise similar patterns of thinking. The thesis aims, overall, to show that a Christologically-based incarnational humanism is a suitable and appropriate live option that is not only biblical, but also responds to issues in both contemporary philosophy and theology, providing a way to understand how the possibility of divine incarnation depends upon our ongoing human response.

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