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  1.  6
    The Sacredness of Nature: Response to Six Objections to Religious Naturalism.Donald A. Crosby - 2022 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 43 (1):24-39.
    The poet Mary Oliver speaks as a kind of religious naturalist when she writes in her book of prose and poetry Winter Hours, “I would not be a poet without the natural world. Someone else could. But not me. For me, the door to the woods is the door to the temple. Under the trees, along the pale slopes of sand, I walk in an ascendent relationship to rapture, and with words, I celebrate the rapture. I see, and dote upon, (...)
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    Religion Within the Limits of History Alone: Pragmatic Historicism and the Future of Theology by Demian Wheeler.Nancy Frankenberry - 2022 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 43 (1):97-101.
    The history of Christian theology since the Enlightenment has been a series of unsuccessful attempts to evade a stark dilemma: either fundamentalism or atheism. Contemporary liberal theologians have argued that this dilemma is entirely too stark, too eliminative of the creative possibilities of revisionism. Liberal theology has wanted to revise and reinterpret Christian faith in conformity with history, reason, a scientific worldview, and a sophisticated grasp of the significance of symbol, analogy, and metaphor in the lives of religious practitioners. Eliminating (...)
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    William James, Radical Empiricism, and the Affective Ground of Religious Life.J. Edward Hackett - 2022 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 43 (1):67-92.
    In the following article, I aim to discuss three separate linkages in William James’s overall philosophy of religion. James’s philosophy of religion is based thoroughly on his radical empiricism, and this is the uniting thread often missed in contemporary scholarship. Radical empiricism makes it possible to link 1) his criticism of both representational metaphysics and theology and that philosophy through James must take to heart the lack of access both representative metaphysics and theology conventionally claimed, and 2) the affective ground (...)
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    Modern Socratic Dialogue and Resilient Democracy: Creating the Clearing for an American Bildung.Laura J. Mueller - 2022 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 43 (1):40-66.
    Michael Hogue’s American Immanence draws from some of the fundamental features of American philosophy: philosophy is not alienated from life, but rather, part and parcel of the structure of our experiences, a way of living. His notion of “resilient democracy” is particularly representative of this tradition of thought. Resilient democracy is, first of all, an ethos, grounded in “the collective experience of uncertainty and animated by the living desire to bring about a more beautiful world.”2 This ethos is an associational, (...)
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  5. The Mind of Charles Hartshorne: A Critical Examination by Donald Wayne Viney and George W. Shields.Leon Niemoczynski - 2022 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 43 (1):94-97.
    Over the past decade process philosophy has undergone a significant renaissance most notably due to the towering presence of the thought of Alfred North Whitehead in that tradition. Charles Hartshorne by manner of contrast has not had such a towering presence. Part of the reason this is the case is due to a paucity of introductory literature on the thought of Charles Hartshorne—literature that might contribute to a “starter kit” so to speak in mastering Hartshorne’s massive oeuvre. The Mind of (...)
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    A Pantheology of Pandemic: Sex, Race, Nature, and The Virus.Mary-Jane Rubenstein - 2022 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 43 (1):5-23.
    The explanations started pouring in even before the virus attained “pandemic” status in March of 2020: we were being punished. According to a vocal subset of Evangelical pastors and ultra-Orthodox rabbis, the death-dealing virus was divine retribution for the sins of LGBT-identified people and their allies, who aggressively violated what the pastors and rabbis called “the order of nature.”1 Meanwhile, their left-leaning counterparts argued that the sin in question wasn’t so much sexual as ecological: in the words of one Roman (...)
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    Rorty and Beyond Ed. By Randall Auxier, Eli Kramer and Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński.Susan Dieleman - 2022 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 42 (3):83-87.
    The key organizing theme of Rorty and Beyond, edited by Randall Auxier, Eli Kramer, and Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński, is—as the title suggests—to consider what pragmatism and philosophy are and could be in a post-Rorty world. As Auxier puts it in his preface to the volume of 19 papers, "no one can deny that the world we now write in is one in which Rorty defined what pragmatism would be, and what it has become. To write beyond Rorty is to address (...)
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