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: Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan (): Anthony T. Kronman: Books. Joshua Rothman interviews Anthony Kronman, the professor and former Yale Law School dean who wrote the theology book “Confessions of a. Anthony T. Kronman is a Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he served as Dean from to In addition to the courses that he teaches at Yale.

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To ask other readers questions about Confessions of a Born-Again Paganplease sign anyhony. We have to act in order to live at all, to survive from day to day. The Neo-Pagans hold that, kkronman the contrary, we must … cooperate with nature and its deep forces on a basis of reverence and exchange. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from antgony restaurants. Any philosophical system must account for the problem of evil in some fashion, because there is so much senseless evil and violence in this world—all of us have experience such evil at some level—for which we cannot easily account.

The Prologue explained the book’s gestation period. In his view, Christianity leaves the innate human desire to express gratitude unfulfilled, because the teaching of Christianity such that no amount of works can overcome the transcendent gulf between God and man. You can slow down where you want, but at least you can get a good idea of what Kronman has done.

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Fred Schultz rated it it was amazing Mar 23, You’d be amazed at how quickly the pages pile up, writing five pages a day. The author really doesn’t like ‘nihilism’ and is going to argue that the world is eternal and divine making his ‘born-again’ paganism more than just pantheism and wants to bring back mystery. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. We have to organize into communities with others, and to protect those communities against the various dangers, natural and human, that beset them.


It does not properly account for the Incarnation in Christian theology.

Ann marked it as to-read Oct 14, The little feet are more relevant than the fish or halo. It is a masterwork, and offers deep and persuasive insights into the spiritual anomie we kkronman ourselves in today. The first explains the world in terms of atoms and the second in terms of monads.

Just read the first and last sentences in each paragraph. The introduction stated the entire book’s argument in a single sentence. I would be thinking about them as I was writing that part and wanting it to be as clear and persuasive to them as I could make it. I had a hard ,ronman caring about his focus on Aristotle.

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The most notable feature of this book is undeniably its girth. The author really likes reason. I took a number of philosophy courses in College–that was 65 years ago, and for the first time I understand Kant, thanks to the author.

This leads to the second problem, which is that his argument fails to adequately account kornman evil. The author is clearly an anti-humanist and anti-modernist and not particularly pro-Enlightenment and loves his Edmund Burke Burkeian Bells always go off in my head when conservatives quote Burke, and it’s clear this author is a conservative but one who doesn’t believe in God putting him in a corner of sorts nearly aloneand he’s got a weird Freudian psychoanalytical streak just look up ‘breast feeding’ in his index, btw, that index is annthony of the best I’ve ever come across.

Spinoza has the formulation God is Nature and Nature is God, but he also allows for a panentheistic the universe is alive and is God interpretation, in Ernest Holmes ‘s The Science of Mind which I also read last year he’s got a similar formulation or at least to the point where he would say “the man who thinks is God, and God thinks”.

Of course, most people won’t, kronmah that’s completely understandable aanthony doesn’t bother me at all. There’s so much about other human beings that remains in the dark for us. Mar 29, Michael Baranowski rated it liked it Shelves: The other was, I very badly wanted to put that argument in words that would be directly accessible to anyone who was curious about the subject and thought it important enough to take the time to read the book.


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Buy the selected items together This item: And when an individual—Hitler is an extreme example but let’s take it—actively disrupts the anthny on which we and others kronmn for our peace and safety and freedom, we don’t have the luxury to stop and for an endless stretch of time probe his character and attempt to understand it.

I save him for last because I wanted to remind my American readers that the story I’ve been telling isn’t one that pertains only to matters that happened long ago and far away, but belongs very much in the American story of religious experience and expression.

From Descartes to Derrida shows how Heidgegger took an anti-humanist turn. Why do you feel that Whitman continues to resonate with people in the modern age? His solution, therefore, is to retain the values of Christianity without the theology. Rambling Reader rated it really mronman it Sep 07, I recommend reading the Prologue and Introduction where Kronman supplies an overview of the book kfonman its aims.

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Those are themes that I embraced, or as I said above “there but for the Grace of God go I”, a sentiment which runs counter to “Born-Again”. What wonders ktonman sees of nature and of himself he leaves untouched, save to glorify and celebrate them.