This post is part of a blog tour around John Caputo’s latest book – The Insistence of God: A Theology of Perhaps. Check out this link to see lots of other folks weighing in on this book. My post engages Chapter 4 “The Insistence of God.” I was sent copy of the book as part of […]
As part of my reading project to get more acquainted with the field of aesthetics, I read this weird little number from Elaine Scarry: On Beauty and Being Just. Cribbing from wikipedia, I know that Scarry is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University, which means at least some […]
This week I spent some time over at North Eastern Seminary's event "Ministry Conference on The Radical Future of the Church: Forming Congregations for Mission with Dr. David Fitch." I'd previously reviewed Fitch's book here on TIoF and was amped up by the kind of work that he was doing, so I decided […]
Info about Kant's Aesthetics is here and here. My Reading List Berleant, Arnold. “Aesthetic Embodiment.” Online here. Thiessen, Gesa Elsbeth.Theological Aesthetics: A Reader Johnson, Mark.The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding. Scarry, Elaine. On Beauty and Being Just. Adorno, Theodor. Aesthetic Theory. Kehl, Medard.The Von Balthasar Reader. Oliver, Kelly. Ed. Psychoanalysis, […]
Things mentioned in this video: Postmodernism, Culture, and Religion Conference John Caputo Caputo's Keynote Address at the Conference Cyborg Philosophy Ray Kurzweil Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 6, Episode 12
This post is centered around a phone interview that I did with John Caputo about the issue of hyperrealism. Click "phone interview" to get the MP3. The question that I open asking references his book, The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event, and is specifically about this passage. I compare how Caputo uses […]
Alrighty… So I am trying to get in the habit of doing things that nourish me before 9am, when I start doing the things that (a) get errands done and/or (b) earn me income. Who knows how long this pattern will last, but it has, at least for today, brought out another vid. While […]
Lots of things in this one… The QUIP Quaker Writers conference was held to coincide with the release of this book (which I have a few things in). The Center for Process Studies at Claremont hosted the Theopoetics and the Divine Manifold conference , at which, most academically noteable for me (at this moment), were Catherine […]
Wesley’s Blog Post (which is the inspiration for this post) is here. My original post on McLuhan, the medium, and the message, is here. An article about Epistemological Coherentism is here. To learn more about the Theology After Google class which inspired most of this, click here.
Often times those interested in Postmodernism are so interested in the topic that they sometimes struggle to talk about it in a way that is concrete and accessible to folks not already interested. In this video I try to explain my understanding of postmodernity in a way that folks can get at without needing a […]
This morning, Tony Jones published on his blog the contents of a chapter he wrote for The Justice Project. In it he discusses the utility of some aspects of postmodern thought to the faithful Christian. His particular consideration of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur and the hermeneutic of humility prompted me to add on to […]
Over at his blog, Matt Gallion raised some interesting questions, via a comment from Slavoj Žižek, about the role of narrative in our thinking. Long story short, the question seemed to me to be about effective and persuasive communication: Are we best served by prosaic and uber-clear communication, or is there something to be said […]
The introductory video that explains what inspired the blog. Primarily Phillip Clayton, Tripp Fuller, the Transforming Theology Project, Marshall McLuhan, and time.