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Marian Hillar
Texas Southern University
  1. Creationism and Evolution. Misconceptions About Science and Religion.Marian Hillar - 2012 - Dialogue and Universalism 22 (4):133-160.
    Creationism is an ancient worldview that was incorporated into ancient religious doctrines and survived in the western world due to its domination by religious institution such as the Catholic and Protestant Churches. Slowly, with the development of democratic political systems and science, the church lost its power of dominance over intellectual enterprises, and evolution became accepted by the majority as the inherent process in nature. Nevertheless, creationism is still very much alive among various fundamentalist churches and their organizations in the (...)
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    The Polish Socinians: Contribution to Freedom of Conscience and the American Constitution.Marian Hillar - 2009 - Dialogue and Universalism 19 (3-5):45-75.
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    Servetus and the Switch to the Humanistic Social Paradigm a Historical Perspective on How the Social Paradigm Changes.Marian Hillar - 2007 - Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 15 (1):91-116.
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    What Does Modern Science Say About the Origin of Religion?Marian Hillar - 2012 - Dialogue and Universalism 22 (4):111-119.
    The origin of religion has fascinated philosophers and evolutionary scientists alike. This article reviews several mechanisms which might have led humans to various forms of religious beliefs. Modern studies and archaeological records suggest that religion may promote cooperation through development of symbolic behavior.
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    Friedrich Nietzsche: Social Origin of Morals, Christian Ethics, and Implications for Atheism in His the Genealogy of Morals.Marian Hillar - 2008 - Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 16 (1):71-96.
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    Creationism and Evolution Misconceptions About Science and Religion and the Socinian Solution.Marian Hillar - 2000 - Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 8:1-27.
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  7. Philo of Alexandria.Marian Hillar - 2001 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    What Does Modern Science Say About the Origin of Cooperation? Science Confirms Philosophy.Marian Hillar - 2013 - Dialogue and Universalism 23 (3):23-34.
    During the last decades evolutionary science has made significance progress in the elucidation of the process of human evolution and especially of human behavioral characteristics. These themes were traditionally subjects of inquiry in philosophy and theology. Already Darwin suggested an evolutionary and biological basis for moral sense or conscience, and answered Kant’s question about the origin of the moral rules postulated by philosophers. This article reviews the current status of such investigations by natural scientists, biologists and psychologists, and compares their (...)
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    Numenius and Greek Philosophical Sources of Christian Doctrine.Marian Hillar - 2006 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 8:55-60.
    This paper traces the philosophical sources of one of the central Christian doctrines concerning deity-the doctrine of the Trinity - from the classical Greek period through to Justin Martyr (114¬ 165 C.E.). A key figure in this continuous line of thought is the Greek Middle Platonic philosopher Numenius of Apamea (fl. ca 150 C.EJ, who followed the Platonic tradition of Xenocrates of Chalcedon (d. 314 B.C.E.).
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    What Does Modern Science Say About the Origin.Marian Hillar - 2012 - Dialogue and Universalism 22 (4):111-119.
    The origin of religion has fascinated philosophers and evolutionary scientists alike. This article reviews several mechanisms which might have led humans to various forms of religious beliefs. Modern studies and archaeological records suggest that religion may promote cooperation through development of symbolic behavior.
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    Poland's New Totalitarianism.Marian Hillar - 1995 - Free Inquiry 15 (2):42-45.
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    Philosophy and its Reinterpretation: A Quintessential Humanistic Doctrine.Marian Hillar - 2009 - Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 17 (1):71-90.
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    Jürgen Habermas: A Practical Sense Sociologist and a Kantian Moralist in a Nutshell.Marian Hillar - 2011 - Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 19 (2):1-26.
    This paper is a short introduction to Habermas’s life and philosophy. It outlines his views on society, religion, morality and politics. It begins with his ‘methodological pragmatism’ which emphasizes the performative and intersubjective role of language. This rejects the “philosophy of consciousness” and sees society as a medium in which we live. Society is not an aggregate of individuals or a unity but a complex, multifarious, intersubjective structure with many different overlapping spheres. Habermas is essentially a social scientist and his (...)
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    What Does Modern Science Say About the Origin of Cooperation? Science Confirms Philosophy.Marian Hillar - 2010 - Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 18 (2):41-50.
  15. Contributors to the Philosophy of Humanism: Anthology of Essays.Marian Hillar & Frank Prahl (eds.) - 1994 - Humanists of Houston, Chapter of the American Humanist Association.
     
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  16. From Logos to Trinity: The Evolution of Religious Beliefs From Pythagoras to Tertullian.Marian Hillar - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book presents a critical evaluation of the doctrine of the Trinity, tracing its development and investigating the intellectual, philosophical and theological background that shaped this influential doctrine of Christianity. Despite the centrality of Trinitarian thought to Christianity and its importance as one of the fundamental tenets that differentiates Christianity from Judaism and Islam, the doctrine is not fully formulated in the canon of Christian scriptural texts. Instead, it evolved through the conflation of selective pieces of scripture with the philosophical (...)
     
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  17. Liberation Theology: Religious Response to Social Problems.Marian Hillar - 1995 - Dialogue and Universalism 5 (8):109-121.
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    Philo’s Logos Doctrine.Marian Hillar - 2011 - Dialogue and Universalism 21 (4):59-90.
    Judaism was a mythical, strongly tribal religion with anthropomorphic God in which the leading element was the concept of a covenant between God and the exceptional “chosen people.” Such views produced a strong emphasis on tribal unity and attitude of election and moral superiority vis-à-vis the rest of humanity. Philo must have felt inadequacy of the ancient Judaism and its limitations to compete for the minds of Hellenes with their universalistic philosophical thought. Philo represented a trend in Jewish ideology which (...)
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