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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.


Britain's Bomb: What's Next? (Book Review), Brian Stiltner Dec 2007

Britain's Bomb: What's Next? (Book Review), Brian Stiltner

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Book review by Brian Stiltner.

Wicker, Brian and Hugh Beach, eds. Britain's Bomb: What Next? London: SCM Press, 2006.

ISBN 9780334040965

By the time this review is published, Tony Blair will no longer be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He pushed for a decision to be taken by the next general election: he wanted the UK to commit to replacing the current Trident system (a stock of 58 missiles and under 200 warheads, some of these housed on four nuclear submarines) with a new generation of nuclear weapons and submarines. The British Trident submarines are scheduled for retirement ...


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.


Review: Exploring Protestant Traditions: An Invitation To Hospitality, James A. Borland Oct 2007

Review: Exploring Protestant Traditions: An Invitation To Hospitality, James A. Borland

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


"The End Of Faith?" Science And Theology As Process, Noreen L. Herzfeld Oct 2007

"The End Of Faith?" Science And Theology As Process, Noreen L. Herzfeld

Theology Faculty Publications

A spate of recent books would claim that science’s only role vis a vis theology is to discredit it. Sam Harris, in The End of Faith, credits religious faith as the source of much of the violence in today’s world. Richard Dawkins, in The God Delusion, views religion as, at best, a profound misunderstanding, and at worst a form of madness. Both find an antidote to such irrationality in science. To Harris and Dawkins religion is a body of accumulated knowledge. However, religion can also be thought of as a process, one based on experience, questions, and results ...


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.


Personhood, The Soul And Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections On Recent Forms Of Argumentation Within The Pro-Life Movement, Peter J. Colosi Jul 2007

Personhood, The Soul And Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections On Recent Forms Of Argumentation Within The Pro-Life Movement, Peter J. Colosi

Faculty and Staff - Articles & Papers

This paper has grown out of concerns that I have about the way in which some pro-life arguments have been developing recently, and it is written in a spirit of frank dialogue with those whom I consider allies. I present three basic problems within some prominent contemporary pro-life argumentation, all three of which are rooted in a general tendency towards relying on empirical science in an increasingly exclusive way as the foundation of those arguments. The three problems that I touch on are: a neglect of the role of God in human procreation, a neglect of the dignity of women ...


The Old And New Man In Ephesians 4:17-24, Lance T. Beauchamp Jul 2007

The Old And New Man In Ephesians 4:17-24, Lance T. Beauchamp

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Ramachandra Gandhi - The Passionate Philosopher, Chandan Gowda Jun 2007

Ramachandra Gandhi - The Passionate Philosopher, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Darwinism And The Meaning Of Life, Arthur Falk Jun 2007

Darwinism And The Meaning Of Life, Arthur Falk

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Papers

Papers presented for the Center of the Study of Ethics in Society Western Michigan University.


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 ...


Ethnographic Field Research Methods, Edicta Grullon May 2007

Ethnographic Field Research Methods, Edicta Grullon

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Presents ethnographic research methods along with characteristics (evidential and non-evidential "identities") of an anthropologist that may affect his/her access to information and the quality of data collected. Offers several examples from experiences of field researchers. Considers Muslim North Africa as a region demanding attention to its specific cultural realities. Explores ethics and the role of the ethnographer.


Replacement Of The 'Augustinian' Theodicy With An 'Irenaean' Theodicy And The Need For A New Metaphysical Foundation, Cole Mannix Apr 2007

Replacement Of The 'Augustinian' Theodicy With An 'Irenaean' Theodicy And The Need For A New Metaphysical Foundation, Cole Mannix

Philosophy Undergraduate Theses

The basic questions with which this essay is concerned have confronted me throughout the course of my study as a student at Carroll. My studies in the sciences and liberal arts have taken place in conjunction with and often in a certain amount of healthy tension with my journey of faith as a Catholic. This essay concerns many of the issues with which I have struggled. My main question involves why our scientific view of the universe and its inhabitants, as well as certain religious and philosophical considerations, seem for many to be in conflict with the traditional Christian explanation ...


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.


Memorials 2007, James A. Borland Mar 2007

Memorials 2007, James A. Borland

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Reports Relating To The Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting Of The Society, James A. Borland Mar 2007

Reports Relating To The Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting Of The Society, James A. Borland

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Galileo, Biotechnology, And Epistemological Humility: Moving Stewardship Beyond The Development-Conservation Debate, Charles C. Adams Mar 2007

Galileo, Biotechnology, And Epistemological Humility: Moving Stewardship Beyond The Development-Conservation Debate, Charles C. Adams

Pro Rege

This paper was presented, in modified form, at the sixty-first annual meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation, at Calvin College, July 28-31, 2006.


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 ...


Catholic Studies And The Mission Of The Catholic University, Richard Liddy Jan 2007

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

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Purification By Fire : 2 Peter 3 And The Stoic Cosmos, Peter G. Speiser Jan 2007

Purification By Fire : 2 Peter 3 And The Stoic Cosmos, Peter G. Speiser

Master of Arts Theses

No abstract provided.


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.


The Rhetoric Of Anti-Relativism In A Culture Of Certainty, Howard Lesnick Jan 2007

The Rhetoric Of Anti-Relativism In A Culture Of Certainty, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Interview Of Michael Kerlin, Ph.D., M.B.A., Michael Kerlin, Shelton Magee Jan 2007

Interview Of Michael Kerlin, Ph.D., M.B.A., Michael Kerlin, Shelton Magee

All Oral Histories

Michael Joseph Kerlin (1936-2007) grew up in a row house in southwest Philadelphia. During High School he decided to join the Christian Brothers and entered La Salle College. Upon graduation he taught high school in Virginia for four years. He pursued his doctorate degree at the Gregorian in Rome and shortly after Graduation in 1966 he became a professor of philosophy at La Salle. He left the Christian Brothers on his 34 birthday but continued to teach at La Salle. He chaired the philosophy department for 28 years and won the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 1986. He married Maryanne ...


Review: Biblical Faith And Other Religions: An Evangelical Assessment, Michael S. Jones Jan 2007

Review: Biblical Faith And Other Religions: An Evangelical Assessment, Michael S. Jones

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.