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    • Navigating the Crisis of Movement: Rupture, Repetition, and New Life

      Kirby, Joseph Morrill; Institute for Christian Studies (The Other Journal, 2015-10-08)
    • Perspective vol. 34 no. 2 (Jul 2000)

      Cuthill, Chris; Fernhout, Harry; Spronk, Annemiek; Skybin, Maxym; Meiboom, John; Kuipers, Connie (Institute for Christian Studies, 2000-07)
    • Perspective vol. 32 no. 3 (Sep 1998)

      Fernhout, Harry; Oosterhuis, Alice; Wesselius, Janet; Hart, Carroll Guen; Hart, Hendrik; Valk, John; Vreugdenhil, Helen (Institute for Christian Studies, 1998-09)
    • Perspective vol. 32 no. 4 (Dec 1998)

      VanderVennen, Robert E.; Fernhout, Harry; Cuthill, Chris; Middleton, J. Richard (Institute for Christian Studies, 1998-12)
    • Perspective vol. 34 no. 3 (Sep 2000)

      Stassen, Alice; Stassen, Bastien; Tate, Daniel L.; Kroon, Elizabeth; Fernhout, Harry; Vandervelde, George (Institute for Christian Studies, 2000-09)
    • Perspective vol. 34 no. 4 (Nov 2000)

      Kirby, Joseph Morrill; Kirby, Joseph Morrill; Tenyenhuis, Andrew; Fernhout, Harry (Institute for Christian Studies, 2000-11)
    • Perspective vol. 34 no. 1 (Mar 2000)

      Keesmaat, Sylvia C.; Fernhout, Harry; Haaksma, Yvonne M. (Institute for Christian Studies, 2000-03)
    • 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."
    • On the Varieties of Religious Rationality: Plato (and the Buddha) Versus the New Atheists

      Kirby, Joseph Morrill; Institute for Christian Studies (Cosmos Publishing Cooperative, 2015)
      Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl claims that human beings are spiritually and mentally free, and that it is possible to maintain one's dignity even in a concentration camp. If this tremendous claim is true, it is true regardless of who says it. However, it is only when the claim is made by someone like Frankl that it functions rhetorically, actually prompting the listener to reflect on what it might mean. In the Georgias, Socrates argues for an even more extreme version of this same idea: that it would be better to be tortured to death than to torture someone else, because it is impossible for a torturer to be happy. This paper shows why, if what Frankl and Socrates say is true, both tradition and myth are perfectly rational modes of discourse, and why a culture that rejects the capacity of tradition and myth to disclose truth will almost inevitably reject these claims as irrational. This discussion is framed in terms of an interesting disjunct in the meaning of the term "atheist," as it is used by the New Atheists and as it is used by Plato, and is set in dialogue with the claims of as Vipassana meditation teacher S. N. Goenka, whose teachings bear remarkable similarity to Plato's.
    • Artistic Truth, Linguistically Turned: Variations on a Theme From Adorno, Habermas, and Hart

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Kuipers, Ronald Alexander; Wesselius, Janet Catherina; Institute for Christian Studies (University Press of AmericaLanham, MD, 2002)
    • Justice and Faith: Mobilizing Christian Reformed Church Congregations for Justice. A Research Report

      Janzen, Rich; Van der Hoef, Steve; Centre for Community Based Research; Centre for Community Based Research; Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics; Christian Reformed Church in North America (Christian Reformed Church in North America, 2013)
      Mobilizing CRC congregations to embrace justice as a core aspect of God’s mission in the world is an important part of the CRC denomination in Canada. This research project builds on and seeks to strengthen this justice tradition within the CRC.
    • Art, the Bible and

      Seerveld, Calvin; Vanhoozer, Kevin J.; Institute for Christian Studies (Baker Academic, a division of Baker PublishingGrand Rapids, Mich., 2005)
    • Good Cities or Cities for the Good? Radical Augustinians, Societal Structures, and Normative Critique

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Smith, James K. A.; Olthuis, James H.; Institute for Christian Studies (Baker Academic, a division of Baker PublishingGrand Rapids, Mich., 2005)
    • Thinking Deeply About Our Faith

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (CRC Publications, 2008-11)
    • Christianity: Slave Morality or Anthropotechnics?

      Dettloff, Dean; CPRSE (CPRSE, 2015-01-13)
    • Women, Violence and Harrassment

      Carr, Allyson; Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics, Institute for Christian Studies (CPRSE, 2011-12-24)
    • Christmas for Cynics

      Dettloff, Dean; CPRSE (CPRSE, 2015-01-05)
    • Perspective vol. 49 no. 1 (June 2015)

      Strauss, Gideon; Blomberg, Doug; Sweetman, Robert; Hoff, Shannon; Kuipers, Ronald A.; Guthrie-McNaughton, Isabella; Witvoet, Bert; Ansell, Nicholas; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2015-06)
    • Charles Taylor and the Religious Imaginary

      Kuipers, Ronald A.; Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics, Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2015)
      The notion of a "social imaginary"—the way people come to understand their social surroundings by way of images, stories, and legends—plays a key role in Charles Taylor's thought, including his magnum opus, A Secular Age. In this intellectual tour de force, Taylor attempts to trace the historical development of Western secularism as we experience it today. In doing so, he challenges the "subtraction story" which he sees animating the social imaginary of today's typical secularist. According to this story, the emergence of secularism in the West follows a linear trajectory, along which humanity slowly sheds the irrational accretions of myth, religion, and the sacred, in order to uncover a rational core of free thought and autonomous science, which may now flourish without the constraints of heteronomous religious authority. In challenging this story, Taylor offers an intriguing new understanding of Western secularism, as well as tantalizing suggestions concerning the continued social relevance a religious imaginary might have in "a secular age." This seminar will be devoted to an in-depth study of this major work, which in its relatively brief life has already become a landmark text in both the philosophy of religion as well as secularization theory. Through this study, seminar participants will also consider what role Taylor's Roman Catholic religious commitment plays in his thought, as well as the role a religiously-informed "social imaginary" might play in a pluralized global society that is deeply impacted by, but also largely at odds with, the particular social imaginary of Western modernity.
    • On (Not) Accepting Reality: Introducing The Annihilation of Hell

      Ansell, Nicholas; Institute for Christian Studies (CPRSE, 2015-05-27)