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    Bruce Ellis Benson & Norman Wirzba (eds.) (2005). The Phenomenology of Prayer. Fordham University Press.
    This collection of ground-breaking essays considers the many dimensions of prayer: how prayer relates us to the divine; prayer's ability to reveal what is essential about our humanity; the power of prayer to transform human desire and action; and the relation of prayer to cognition. It takes up the meaning of prayer from within a uniquely phenomenological point of view, demonstrating that the phenomenology of prayer is as much about the character and boundaries of phenomenological analysis as it is about (...)
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2008). Heidegger's Philosophy of Religion: From God to the Gods. Research in Phenomenology 38 (3):447-454.
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2003). The Improvisation of Musical Dialogue: A Phenomenology of Music. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is an important contribution to the philosophy of music. Whereas most books in this field focus on the creation and reproduction of music, Bruce Benson's concern is the phenomenology of music making as an activity. He offers the radical thesis that it is improvisation that is primary in the moment of music making. Succinct and lucid, the book brings together a wide range of musical examples from classical music, jazz, early music and other genres. It offers a rich (...)
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    Bruce Ellis Benson, Nietzsche's Musical.
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2009). A Response to Smith's “Continental Philosophy of Religion. Faith and Philosophy 26 (4):449-456.
    All of us working in continental philosophy of religion can be grateful to James K. A. Smith for his call to consider which practices will best further the “health” of the burgeoning subdiscipline of continental philosophy of religion. Given that he offers his suggestions “in the spirit of ‘conversation starters,’” my response is designed to continue what I hope will be an ongoing conversation. With that goal in mind, I respond to Smith by considering not only the practicality of each (...)
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2004). The “Thinking-After” of Metanoia. Philosophy and Theology 16 (2):217-228.
    Although Breton barely mentions the term “metanoia,” it well describes the radical change that takes place for anyone who adopts the logic of the cross. In effect, that logic results in a self that is radically de-centered. Moreover, to embrace that logic is to give up the demand for both reasons and signs. Arguing for a radicalconception of kenosis, Breton insists that it is a true emptying that remains powerless and senseless in light of any worldly logos and, as such, (...)
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2006). Continental Philosophy. International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (3):387-388.
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    Bruce Ellis Benson & J. Alec Geno (2014). In the Self's Place. Comparative and Continental Philosophy 6 (1):84-89.
    In the Self's Place: The Approach of Saint Augustine presents Jean-Luc Marion's rethinking of the modern notion of the self by way of an original reading of Saint Augustine through the lens of a phenomenology of givenness. Here he tests the hermeneutic validity of concepts forged in his previous works. His goal is to show that the Confessiones are inscribed within the confessio, that love is an underlying epistemic condition of truth, and that God's call and our response to God (...)
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2007). Nietzsche's Musical Askesis for Resisting Decadence. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 34 (1):28-46.
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (1993). Ingarden and the Problem of Jazz. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 55 (4):677 - 693.
    Rather than being concerned with questions of aesthetic standards, Ingarden focuses on the question of where a musical work exists. Thus he attempts to draw clear distinctions between musical works, scores, and performances. Yet, while these distinctions seem questionable even from the standpoint of classical music, in jazz, which operates under a paradigm in which improvisation is primary, they prove far more problematic. A crucial assumption behind Ingarden's view of music is that musical performance is essentially a kind of faithful (...)
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2006). The Fundamental Heteronomy of Jazz Improvisation. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 4:453-467.
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    Bruce Ellis Benson, Jeanette Bicknell, Stephen Blum, Lee B. Brown & Malcolm Budd (2011). Notes On. In Theodore Gracyk & Andrew Kania (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music. Routledge
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2007). Pious Nietzsche: Decadence and Dionysian Faith. Indiana University Press.
     
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2009). Appropriating Westphal Appropriating Nietzsche : Merold Westphal as a Theological Resource. In B. Keith Putt (ed.), Gazing Through a Prism Darkly: Reflections on Merold Westphal's Hermeneutical Epistemology. Fordham University Press
     
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    Norman Wirzba & Bruce Ellis Benson (eds.) (2008). Transforming Philosophy and Religion: Love's Wisdom. Indiana University Press.
     
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2005). The Prayers and Tears of Friedrich Nietzsche. In Bruce Ellis Benson & Norman Wirzba (eds.), The Phenomenology of Prayer. Fordham University Press
     
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2010). Chrétien on the Call That Wounds. In Bruce Ellis Benson & Norman Wirzba (eds.), Words of Life: New Theological Turns in French Phenomenology. Fordham University Press
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2008). Stealing Licks : Recording and Identity in Jazz. In Mine Doğantan (ed.), Recorded Music: Philosophical and Critical Reflections. Middlesex University Press
     
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2005). Jazz: l'Autre exotique. Horizons Philosophiques 16 (1):86-100.
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2008). Continental Philosophyof Religion. In Paul Copan & Chad V. Meister (eds.), Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues. Blackwell Pub.
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2013). Liturgy as a Way of Life: Embodying the Arts in Christian Worship. Baker Academic.
    My goal here is to explore the deep and interpenetrating relationship of life, art, and worship, though not with the intent of merely sketching some theory about their relationship. Instead, it is about working out a way of life that can properly be termed "liturgical".
     
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    Bruce Ellis Benson & Norman Wirzba (eds.) (2010). Words of Life: New Theological Turns in French Phenomenology. Fordham University Press.
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    Bruce Ellis Benson (2002). Graven Ideologies Nietzsche, Derrida & Marion on Modern Idolatry.
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    Kevin J. Vanhoozer, James K. A. Smith & Bruce Ellis Benson (eds.) (2006). Hermeneutics at the Crossroads. Indiana University Press.
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