: 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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Many of our public symbols still carry the badge of their Christian origins, where the dollar bill says, “In God We Trust. Lists with This Book. Robert Gillette rated it liked it Jul 21, Holly Lofgreen rated it it was amazing Jul 10, David P marked it as to-read Oct 14, The body is our world, and Abrahamists of all persuasions have been very uneasy toward the claims of the body. But the book is also a re-enchantment of philosophy.

See all 24 reviews. We have to act in order to live at all, to survive from day to day. It seemed to us then a more attractive and satisfying way of thinking about God and God’s relationship to the world.

Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan by Anthony T. Kronman

How We Became a Nation of Heretics. They seek not that morality which comes from imposing the will on reluctant flesh, nor the mystical trance which is the fruit of asceticism, but the expansiveness of spirit which comes from allowing nature and rite to lower the gates confining the civilized imagination. Rufus King marked it as to-read Oct 14, Every section belonged to a chapter, every chapter belonged to a part, and every part belonged to the whole.

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Keeping all of it together, I almost needed a whiteboard in my office. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Customers who bought this item also bought.

An intellectual adventure story based on the notion that ideas drive history, and that anthong dedicate yourself to them is to live a bigger, more intense life. Of course, most people won’t, and that’s completely understandable and doesn’t bother me at all. I love a good index, and that is a good index!

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Every step along the way I had to ask myself krnman the argument that I was developing stood up under critical inspection. It’s an exegesis of sorts that I wish I somehow have the capability of articulating and able to self-assess my own views. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Sconaton marked it as to-read Oct 14, From Descartes to Derrida shows how Heidgegger took an anti-humanist turn.

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I wanted this book to sink down in the souls of a few people at least, and to last. Shep Salon rated it really liked it Aug 05, At times, reaching deepness yet then jumping out into shallower or reaching territory. This is one reader who was never taxed and fully appreciated the author’s abstract thoughts. Also, last year I focused on ‘being’ and ‘ethics’ and ‘metaphysics’.

We have to fight him, and we have to control him, and we have to destroy him, if the threat is serious and present enough. Brings a wholeness of religious worldview, mainly in the Western tradition, that I have sensed and sought.


This leads to the second problem, which is that his argument fails to adequately account for evil. His books include Education’s End: GREAT work of scholarship!

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”. The entire adventure, and however many hours it took me to do it, was all worthwhile because at least one other person, with whom I had anhtony prior relationship, and who had no reason at all to look on the book with favor other than what the book itself contains, found it to be helpful in a personal way. For that, this book is a tremendous contribution to philosophical conversation, and it is one not easily set aside.

Outis rated it anthomy was amazing Jan 08, So what to replace it? He made me fully understand how they relate krknman Nietzsche and Spinoza.

I’d written books before, but not on this scale. In so doing, Kronman anchored the reader sufficiently to allow immersion in insightful concepts without fear of becoming lost along the way.