Articles tagged 'culture'

Foreword: I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life

Article (Christianity)

In his teachings Jesus Christ picked up on a note struck by the prophet Isaiah: "This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me." (Mark 7:6, Isaiah 29:13) The apostle Paul famously remarked upon the incongruity...

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Foreword: The Gift of Work

Article (Christianity)

We human beings are situated in a world structured by small and large systems of hidden powers. On the physical side, the wheel and the lever, heat (fire, steam, internal combustion engines), electricity, and the atom are all illustrations of...

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How Reason Can Survive The Modern University: The Moral Foundations Of Rationality

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

When I speak of reason surviving the modern university, I refer to reason as a living, social practice. Reason as a human faculty or as a mental function, and all that essentially pertains to it, is perhaps in no danger....

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Hume’s Remarks About “Monkish Virtues”

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

My strategy will be to discuss the three main points in Professor King's paper, which will bring us, at point three, to Professor Davie's position. I agree with Professor King that Elizabeth Dimm does not succeed in convicting...

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Language, Being, God, and the Three Stages of Theistic Evidence

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

I begin with a plea of "not guilty" to Professor Nielsen's charge that my belief in God is an irrational belief. I do live in the 20th Century, I have been given a passably good philosophical and scientific education,...

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Liberation Through Sensuality:  Cinematic Moral Vision in an Age of Feeling

Article (Philosophy)

The aim of this paper is to cast light upon the moral vision—the vision of what is good and what is obligatory—that governs many if not most of the motion pictures produced in the United States...

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Marriage and Divorce

Article (Christianity)

I. Christly Basis For Marriage The basis for getting married, which conforms with the way of Christ, is regard for the well-being of oneself and others and especially a regard for the advancement of the kingdom of God in this...

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No Pluralism In Moral Matters

Article (Philosophy)

Pluralism urges us to regard alternative ways of being and acting as equally acceptable. But Does the idea of pluralism make any sense as applied to morality? Or does pluralism become an issue only so far as morality is not...

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Observations on Current Leadership Issues in Higher Education

Article (Christianity)

Several profoundly significant facts characterize Christian and other institutions of higher education at the present time: Administrative leadership is disconnected from what is taught as 'knowledge'.  The situation in higher education today is one where existing institutions, both Christian...

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Preface: The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge

Article (Philosophy)

Human life has an inescapable moral dimension. That is, it essentially involves choices with reference to what is good and evil, right and wrong, duty and failure to do what ought to be done. Any human community, whatever its scope,...

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Redemption of Reason (The)

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

I’m speaking this morning on "The Redemption of Reason" because I think that is the most salient thing I can talk about from the point of view of my work as a philosopher. The task assigned to me...

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Rethinking Evangelism

Article (Christianity)

A LOT OF PEOPLE SUSPECT THAT NOT ONLY IS the world shifting in some significant ways, but assumptions of what it means to do evangelism in that world are shifting, as well. The questions, of course, are not only about...

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Significance of Husserl’s Logical Investigations (The)

Article (Philosophy)

This is a topic which anyone with a high regard for the Investigations must contemplate with sorrow and some amazement, though not entirely without hope. I There are three different perspectives, at least, from which one might consider it. 1. With...

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Truth: Can We Do Without It?

Article (Christianity)

"Truth in the Academy: Can We Really Do Without It?" You might be surprised at the suggestion that we might do without it. But while the word "truth" is featured on various buildings, public and private, it is little honored...

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Unhinging of the American Mind—Derrida as Pretext (The)

Article (Philosophy)

This conference calls upon us to say something illuminating about the causes of the current condition of the university system in the United States. Social causation is a notoriously slippery topic. It is difficult to say anything with much confidence...

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University’s Responsibility for Moral Guidance, The

Article (Christianity)

In his "President’s Report" for 1986-1989, Derek Bok, then President of Harvard University, made reference to some current, well-known moral failures in financial circles and in the political life of the nation. He wondered what universities might do...

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Who Is Your Teacher?

Article (Christianity)

Today is often spoken of as the age of information. Information is vital to all we do, of course, but then it always has been. What distinguishes the present time is that there is a lot more information (and misinformation)...

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Who Needs Brentano?The Wasteland of Philosophy Without its Past

Article (Philosophy)

In the volume of studies which forms the immediate background for this conference1, we read of "the oblivion into which the figure and thought of Brentano have fallen," and of his current "invisibility." (pp. xv, 9, etc.) I believe Brentano to...

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