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  • Walking Away from Nuremberg
    on Jun 28, 2009 in Books Just War War and Peace
    Walking Away From Nuremberg: Just War and the Doctrine of Command Responsibility, University of Massachusetts Press, 2007. Walking Away from Nuremberg is a carefully crafted and intricate thesis on the regrettable evolution of military ethics and its...
  • Eagleton on Ditchkins and Christianity
    on Jun 17, 2009 in Atheism Books
    I have been reading through Eagleton's Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate (UK Link) after it has been getting some favourable comments elsewhere. I can't say I have been overwhelmed with the book but it is thus far been an e...
  • Domination or Liberation
    on Jun 15, 2009 in Book reviews Theology
    Alistair Kee, Domination or Liberation: The Place of Religion in Social Conflict, SCM, 1986. This little book is the result of Kee's Ferguson Lectures at Manchester University in 1986. I don't think this is a good book and is certainly dated but none...
  • Pentecostalism and Liberal Theology
    on Jun 15, 2009 in Pentecostal Theology
    Although I am unable to locate the reference I believe it was Walter Hollenweger who suggested that the burgeoning pentecostal movement was not so much a reaction against liberal theology than its apotheosis. Schleiermacher famously laid the structur...
  • Charity and Religion
    on Jun 9, 2009 in Religion
    My MA thesis deal with the implications of John Rawls' "political" turn in his political philosophy in regard to the religious citizen. I argued that Rawls' theory imposed an epistemic bifurcation on the citizen of faith that was unreasonab...
  • Doubletalk Theology
    on Jun 8, 2009 in Theology
    The Barefoot Bum has been getting pretty annoyed with theists recently, and on the basis of most of those he's linked to I understand why. I am a theist (whether I am, to use his deligtful phrase a "fucktard" I will leave to others to decid...
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  • Augustine on Nature
    on Jun 8, 2009 in Books Philosophy Theology
    In her discussion of Augustine Carol Harrison comments For Augustine, peace is a natural law inherent in the order of nature, the absence of which moves even irrational creatures to seek to recover it. All rational creatures possess a certain degree...
  • Against the God of the Philosophers
    on Jun 8, 2009 in Theology
    From Wolfhart Pannenberg, Metaphysics and the Idea of God, T&T Clark, (1988), 28-29: I am skeptical of the claim that with the notion of highest perfection we have already reached the idea of God. The idea of God, however construed, has a conside...
  • on Jun 4, 2009 in Links Religion
    The Barefoot Bum has been getting pretty annoyed with theists recently, and on the basis of most of those he’s linked to I understand why.  I am a theist (whether I am, to use his deligtful phrase a “fucktard” I will lead to others...
  • Theologians and doubletalk
    on Jun 4, 2009 in Links Religion
    The Barefoot Bum has been getting pretty annoyed with theists recently, and on the basis of most of those he’s linked to I understand why.  I am a theist (whether I am, to use his deligtful phrase a “fucktard” I will lead to others...
  • April Books
    on May 5, 2009 in Books
    Incoming Terrence J Rynne, Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power on Nonviolence, Orbis, 2008. Outgoing Alistair Kee, Domination or Liberation, SCM, 1986. Terrence J Rynne, Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power on Nonviolence, Orbis, 2008. Mary Kenny, Germa...
  • On Thomas and Hume
    on Apr 21, 2009 in Bible Philosophy
    As often happens as I was sat in church not listening to the sermon last Sunday I had some good thinking time. However, as happens even more often much of what could have been a good post has been written earlier and better than I would elsewhere. Ma...
  • On Thomas and HumeAs often happens as I was sat in church not listening to the sermon last Sunday I had some good thinking time. However, as happens even more often much of what could have been a good post has been written earlier and better than I would elsewhere. Ma...
  • In Defence of Spiritual Abusers (i)When at theological college I was placed at a church that I quickly considered to be manipulative, abusive, ego obsessed and anti-christian in its leadership structure and praxis - it was one of many pentecostal-charismatic churches where charismatic...
  • Credit Crunched …
    on Apr 14, 2009 in Uncategorized
    I’m having a purge of my bookshelves and listing on Amazon, currently there’s 260 books listed but there’ll be more, maybe another couple of hundred shortly. Feel free to browse. I’m especially interested if you are a banker (...
  • Heresy and the Institutional ChurchFrom Alistair Kee, Domination or Liberation: The Place of Religion in Social Conflict (UK Link), SCM, 1986: The church is necessarily hierarchical, a chain of authority and command. It is necessarily divided into classes, which are defined in relatio...
  • March Books
    on Mar 30, 2009 in Books
    Incoming Jed Rubenfeld, An Interpretation of Murder, Headline, 2006. Jay Beaman, Pentecostal Pacifism, Herald Press, 1989. Outgoing Jed Rubenfeld, An Interpretation of Murder, Headline, 2006. Jay Beaman, Pentecostal Pacifism, Herald Press, 1989. Fran...
  • Tampering with Asylum
    on Mar 28, 2009 in Human Rights Politics
    Frank Brennan, Tampering with Asylum: A Universal Humanitarian Problem,University of Queensland Press, Rev ed, 2007. I have been reading quite a lot on the politics of asylum recently, mainly because it is to my mind a direct corollary of what has b...
  • Book Round-Up
    on Mar 15, 2009 in Books
    Paul Graham, Rawls, Oneworld, 2007. ISBN: 1851684832. Since I once spent the best part of a year reading everything I could find by or on the late Harvard based political philosopher John Rawls the thought of another introduction did not fill me wit...
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