Tag: G.W.F. Hegel

Christian Humanist Profiles 44: Miriam Leonard, Tragic Modernities

In its historical particularity tragedy had its first great moment in ancient Athens, when didaskaloi, educators, would compete for civic recognition staging increasingly elaborate exchanges of dramatic speeches.  And once the great Aeschylus and Sophocles and Euripides and, if Plato tells right, Agathon had their day, tragedy became a site for serious thinking in the…

Christian Humanist Profiles 10: Kierkegaard’s Concept of Faith

Ever since the English-speaking world discovered the work of Søren Kierkegaard in the middle part of the last century, he has been an indispensable part of the Western philosophical and theological traditions. He is seen, variously, as a precursor to movements as diverse as existentialism, poststructuralism, evangelicalism, and neo-orthodoxy. Few people make it through higher…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #120: God Is Dead?

General Introduction – A bunch of listener feedback – Nathan defends the dark ages – Is country music rural? – More on metamodernism – Signifying rappers with David Foster Wallace – Episodes on spiritual disciples? – David Godot The Gay Science – Translating fröliche – Shattering boundaries – Nietzsche and homosexuality – The dismal science…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #113: Tradition

General Introduction – The Christian Feminist Podcast – Christian Humanist Profiles – The once and future host Tradition and Roman Law – Intangible inheritances – Tradition as betrayal – To translate is to betray – The Roman Catholic meaning Tradition vs. Progress – A function of the Enlightenment – An improvement on inheritance – Where…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #112: Authenticity

General Introduction – Listener feedback – The Christian Feminist Podcast Beginning with Grammar – Reflection of essential being – The trouble with the term – Self-concept and projected self – Inauthenticity and hypocrisy Heideggerian Authenticity – What makes Dasein Dasein? – Death as Dasein’s ownmost – Authenticity vs. genuineness – Inauthentic attitudes toward death –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #107: Medieval 101

General Introduction  – A busy summer – How we spent our summer vacations – Three big announcements The Middle Ages and Antiquity – The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – Rhetorical constructs – A slow and varied process – How did the Medievals see themselves? The Middle Ages and the Modern World –…

Blogging through Truth and Method post 11: Analysis of Historically Effected Consciousness (341-379)

The problem with which the previous section (307-341) of Truth and Method ends is truly compelling, if one breaks down the problem as a (simplified) syllogism: Hermeneutics, as a practice, involves the dialectic of interpreting the whole text in terms of any given part and interpreting any given part in light of the whole text.…

Blogging through Truth and Method post 6: The Questionableness of Romantic Hermeneutics (173-218)

  In this section, Gadamer attempts to undermine Romantic hermeneutics; to do so, he will retrace Wilhelm Dilthey’s steps with different goals than the ones that Dilthey had.   Hermeneutics develops in two parallel tracks: theological and philological. Both of them conceive of their work as “a rediscovery of something that was not absolutely unknown,…

Blogging through Truth and Method, post 3: Retrieving the Question of Artistic Truth (81-100)

Art has not always been a matter of “appearance” as opposed to the sciences’ “reality” or a matter of the “timeless” in any uncomplicated sense.  This section of Truth and Method is a history not of the artifacts that we usually associate with museums but with the ideas that make museums, in their modern sense,…

Blogging Through Truth and Method, Post 2: The Subjectivization of Aesthetics (42-81)

In the last few pages of the previous section, Gadamer dismissed the relegation of taste to the realm of aesthetics; in this section, he is going to critique two major schools of aesthetics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and hint at his own vision for the field moving forward. Kantian Aesthetics  Kant’s major aesthetic…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #100: Doxology

General Introduction – Spring Breaked, Spring Breaking, Will Spring Break – No listener feedback The Old 100th – Which tune? – A happy coincidence – Defining our terms – Words to frame God’s glory – Biblical doxologies Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow – A broadening experience – Our international outreach – Our own…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #81: Realism

General Introduction – Why we don’t have a Dr. Who episode – The Facebook page So What Is Realism? – The Oxford Guide weighs in – Realism vs. unbelievability – Artistic movements – Architectural realism – The discarding of decoration Realism Before Realism – The probable and the possible – Realism vs. nominalism – Iconography…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #70: Epistemology

General Introduction – Dr. Gilmour!!! – We kid because we envy – Listener feedback – The delay in show notes – What’s on the blog? What Is Epistemology? – It’s all indirectly Greek to me – Mise en abyme – Connection to metaphysics – Epistemology junkies – Invoking epistemology to affirm or deny metaphysics Ancient…

Postliberal and Progressive: A Primer from a Postliberal English Teacher

Lately a number of conversations around the God-bl0g-o-sphere have caught my attention, and all of them seem to take their impetus from the notion that theologians in the twenty-first century come to be known for “camps” more than by denominational or other official affiliations.  We’ve already linked to James K.A. Smith’s meditation on the topic,…