1. J. Thomas Howe (2013). The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times by Charles Mathewes (Review). American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 34 (1):82-86.
    With The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times, Charles Mathewes has given us a timely book that, I imagine, will be so for many times to come. His purpose throughout is to "offer a primer in the Augustinian-Christian vernacular, a language of religious, moral, and political deliberation" (2). This language and way of understanding reality, Mathewes argues, can provide us with ways of thinking about our own lives in the world as political and social creatures. The "dark times" (...)
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  2. J. Thomas Howe (2012). Affirmations After God: Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Dawkins on Atheism. Zygon 47 (1):140-155.
    Abstract. In this essay, I compare the atheism of Friedrich Nietzsche with that of Richard Dawkins. My purpose is to describe certain differences in their respective atheisms with the intent of showing that Nietzsche's atheism contains a richer and fuller affirmation of human life. In Dawkins’s presentation of the value of life without God, there is a naïve optimism that purports that human beings, educated in science and purged of religion, will find lives of easy peace and comfortable wonder. Part (...)
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