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  Not Your Grandmother's Theory of Religion:
An Interview with Carl Raschke

Carl Raschke, University of Denver

It was about two years ago that Postmodernism and
the Revolution in Religious Theory
was published
with University of Virginia Press. What has been the...

The Thing That Scares Me Most: Heidegger's
Anti-Semitism and the Return to Zion

Michael Fagenblat, Shalem College

God writes straight in crooked lines, according to an
old proverb. Does that mean that without God we
are destined for crooked lives? W.H. Auden thought...


Subject and Time: Jean-Luc Marion's Alteration of
Kantian Subjectivity

Jason Alvis, University of Vienna

Husserl reached the impasse long ago: the subject is
the one who constitutes his world, yet nevertheless
lives in, and gains inspirationfrom that very...
Between History and Reason: Giambattista Vico
and the Promise of Classical Myth

Almut-Barbara Renger, Freie Universität Berlin

In terms of cultural geography, the Mediterranean
basin provided the living space for the eventual
emergence of a unified idea of Europe composed...

The Shepherd Meets the Divine Economy: Foucault,
Agamben, and the Christian Genealogy of Governance
Lauri Siisiäinen, University of Jyväskylä

In his recent thinking, Giorgio Agamben has been
occupied with an extensive project that he calls
the genealogy and archaeology of Christianity...

Crusaders Without a Cross: Biopolitical and
Secular Reconfiguration of Cosmic War

Donnie Featherstone, University of Denver

Mark Juergensmeyer's work provides an invaluable
resource for understanding contemporary terrorism
and the resurgence of religious identity attached to...
Miracles and Militants
Timothy Isaacson, University of Denver
Zachary Thomas Settle, University of Denver

Utilizing the theoretical framework of philosopher
Alain Badiou, this essay will examine the force
and movement of religiously fueled, revolutionary...

Lars von Trier: The Impossibility of the Good as a Work
Tyler Tritten, Alberts-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Many philosophers have paid a great deal of attention
to Plato's assertion in the sixth Book of The Republic
that 'the Good is not essence, but far exceeds essence...

The Autonomy of the Now:
Christianity, Secularism, Subjectivity

Timothy Snediker, University of Denver

Freud spoke of the future of an illusion, by which
he meant a sort of "heat death" of Christianity:
a diffusion of the religious into the lukewarm...

"Mother is God in the Eyes of a Child:" Mariology,
Revelation, and Mothers in Silent Hill
Amy M. Green, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

As a mainstream, video game-based horror offering,
the film Silent Hill (Christoph Gans, 2006) surprises
by straying from a safe and straightforward narrative....

Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir, and the Visual
Representation of Feminist Discourse
Madeline Yonker, York College of Pennsylvania

In early 2013, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar was reissued by
Farber and Farber incelebration of the book's 50th

Theodor Adorno and the Unhopeless
Work of the Negative

Joseph Winters, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Theodor Adorno is read, more often than not, as
a somber theorist whosereflections on modern life
lead to despair. According to this view, Adorno...
Book Reviews
  A review essay of Zachary McLeod Hutchins, Inventing Eden:
Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England
Sanna Melin Schyllert, University of Westminster

It may seem like one of the oldest stories told of
the early days of Anglo-American culture and
identity formation: colonial Europeans "discovering"...


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