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Never Mind Grendel! Can Beowulf Conquer The 21st-Century Guilt Trip?, Stephen Asma Dec 2007

Never Mind Grendel! Can Beowulf Conquer The 21st-Century Guilt Trip?, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The writer casts doubt on whether the emasculated Beowulf put forward by J. R. R. Tolkien and in the recent movie version of the story transcends and nullifies the heroic original. He suggests that both Beowulfs may be necessary.


The Menace Of Security, Chandan Gowda Nov 2007

The Menace Of Security, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Looking Up From The Gutter: Pop-Culture And Philosophy, Stephen Asma Oct 2007

Looking Up From The Gutter: Pop-Culture And Philosophy, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


The Silent Revolution, Chandan Gowda Oct 2007

The Silent Revolution, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


The Apostle Table - Part Iii - Incompetent Endogenous Response Intransitivity, David Randall Jenkins Sep 2007

The Apostle Table - Part Iii - Incompetent Endogenous Response Intransitivity, David Randall Jenkins

David Randall Jenkins

The Apostle Table illustrates a New Testament encryption scheme revealed in the Book of Matthew. Specifically, the list of the twelve apostles in Matthew, 10:1-4, points to the Matthew, Chapters 8 and 9, disciple characterizations. The disciples metaphorically characterize the social choice theory aspect of the scripture writers' (ordered relations theory: social choice theory: welfare model) regression. The paper is written in two parts: I. The Exogenous Pressures; and, II. The Endogenous Response. Interestingly, the paper explains why the crucified Jesus could not get off the cross.


How To Survive The Apocalypse, Stephen Asma Aug 2007

How To Survive The Apocalypse, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article presents a guide on how people with skepticism and critical thinking can survive the Rapture and Armageddon. According to the Book of Revelations, the Lord will return to the earth to separate the good and the bad. When the Great Tribulation comes, people have no more time for repentance. The impostor strategy is one way to avoid the Tribulation.


Ramachandra Gandhi - The Passionate Philosopher, Chandan Gowda Jun 2007

Ramachandra Gandhi - The Passionate Philosopher, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Dinosaurs On The Ark: Natural History And The New Evangelical Museum, Stephen Asma May 2007

Dinosaurs On The Ark: Natural History And The New Evangelical Museum, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

This article examines the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Featured at the museum is a replica of Noah's Ark. The author notes that there is some fudging going on to fit all the supposedly transported animals in such a small vessel. According to the museum, the Grand Canyon was not millions of years in the making but appeared after the flood. The evangelical museum is an offshoot of the Answers in Genesis ministry. Ken A. Ham is the director of the museum as well as the head of the ministry. He says that the notion of evolution has done more ...


The Uqv (Ultimate Questioner's Vanity) Theory, Kedar Joshi May 2007

The Uqv (Ultimate Questioner's Vanity) Theory, Kedar Joshi

Kedar Joshi

The UQV theory is a metaphysical theory that the universe is the consequence of the ultimate questioner's vanity. This theory builds on the NSTP (Non Spatial Thinking Process) theoretical metaphysical semi-solipsism, the position, which specifically regards the NSTP theoretical superhuman mind as a personal philosophical questioning supermind. The UQV theory further speculates the existence of the ultimate questioner, which, existing logically/conceptually beyond the superhuman mind, initiated the existence of my NSTP in order to ask an apparently unanswerable (philosophical) question about the nature of its own existence. And since the NSTP is extremely orderly and deterministic, the ultimate ...


The Nexus Paper, David Randall Jenkins Mar 2007

The Nexus Paper, David Randall Jenkins

David Randall Jenkins

All of scripture is focused on one particular social state definition; why the persistent focus? This paper shows the alignment of the philosophy of the human condition with the ethics endowed physical universe underscores the focus.


Opinion Shaper: Who's Really Writing Those Notes From Santa?, Raleigh Muns Feb 2007

Opinion Shaper: Who's Really Writing Those Notes From Santa?, Raleigh Muns

Raleigh Muns

Opinion column regarding small children and Santa Claus.


In The Service Of God - Mixed Choir, Keith Rowley Jan 2007

In The Service Of God - Mixed Choir, Keith Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Anthem for SATB choir, congregation and organ with words from D&C 4:2-3. Incorporates the hymn "God of Power, God of Right;" tune by Tracy Y. Cannon and words by Wallace F. Bennett.


Transgressive Sanctity: The Abrek In Chechen Culture, Rebecca Gould Jan 2007

Transgressive Sanctity: The Abrek In Chechen Culture, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

The ancient tradition of the abrek (bandit) was developed into a political institution during the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century by Chechen and other Muslim peoples of the Caucasus as a strategy for dealing with the overwhelming military force of Russia's imperial army. During the Soviet period, the abrek became a locus for oppositional politics and arguably influenced the representations of violence and anti-colonial resistance during the recent Chechen Wars. This article is one of the first works of English-language scholarship to historicize this institution. It also marks the beginning of a book project entitled ...


Benjamin In Paris: Weak Messianism And Memories Of The Oppressed, Jules Simon Jan 2007

Benjamin In Paris: Weak Messianism And Memories Of The Oppressed, Jules Simon

Jules Simon

No abstract provided.


Holy Toyland, Stephen Asma Dec 2006

Holy Toyland, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


Solomon's House, Stephen Asma Dec 2006

Solomon's House, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article discusses the author's experience of touring the Creation Museum in Kentucky, which was opened in May 2007. He met the museum's director Ken A. Ham, and asked him various questions about the art exhibits. He inquired about the capacity of Noah's ark to carry all pairs of animals in it, and notes that the museum is scaling back the universe. He also shared that the biggest challenge facing the museum is making people see the difference in using the present method and one's belief.


Douglas Moggach, Editor. The New Hegelians: Politics And Philosophy In The Hegelian School, Todd Gooch Dec 2006

Douglas Moggach, Editor. The New Hegelians: Politics And Philosophy In The Hegelian School, Todd Gooch

Todd Gooch

Of the thirteen essays collected in this volume, several of which discuss more than one thinker, approximately three are devoted to Marx, two to Feuerbach, two to Bruno Bauer, two to Max Stirner, and one each to Eduard Gans, Edgar Bauer, and Friedrich Engels. Underlying the diversity of their individual positions, these "New Hegelians" were united by a common interest in exploiting the conceptual resources of Hegelian philosophy to develop new categories for analyzing and transforming the European intellectual and social order after the collapse of the traditional estate system. The concluding essay by Ardis Collins draws on the discussion ...


Now Let Every Man Learn His Duty - Men's Choir, Keith D. Rowley Dec 2006

Now Let Every Man Learn His Duty - Men's Choir, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

An anthem for men's choir (TTBB) and piano with words from D&C 107:99-100.


Language Dreamers: Race And The Politics Of Etymology In The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould Dec 2006

Language Dreamers: Race And The Politics Of Etymology In The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Catholic Studies And The Mission Of The Catholic University, Richard M. Liddy Dec 2006

Catholic Studies And The Mission Of The Catholic University, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.