Category Archives: Religious Studies

Works and Days

So my blog has been rather silent for some time.  Basically, I was suddenly catapulted to a more prestigious and labor-intensive position at work, and I have been working to a degree that is unprecedented in my life, both professionally … Continue reading

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The Right, The Left, and the Middle Way

I was discussing current political issues with the illustrious philosoraptor and as I am wont to do, it prompted me to think about the role of the religious therein, and I thought I would post this excerpt from our discussion: The right’s problem … Continue reading

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Is There “A Problem with Islam”?

If I am asked “Is there a problem with Islam?”  My answer is an emphatic no. If I am asked “Is there a problem with modern Islamic thought?”  My answer is an emphatic yes. I do not want to be pedantic, … Continue reading

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“Eastern Philosophy”

A post over at the illustrious philosoraptor’s blog sparked some reflection in me, and I thought I might cross-post my response (and perhaps add to it and modify it a bit) here. I have spent quite a lot of time relative … Continue reading

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An Architectural Template: The Virtual Monastery on the Electric Mountain

This is the fruit of many years’ labor.  This project started with the idea that retreat to the wilderness in order to live simply, as Emerson and Thoreau (and countless individuals before them) endeavored to accomplish in their time, may … Continue reading

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Religious Classicism

For many years, I have sought a term for my religious identity.  “American Transcendentalist” was close, bearing rightly on the penultimate theological importance of Mind, its Divinity, and transcendence, and reflecting my genuine adoration for Emerson, Thoreau, and company, but I desired … Continue reading

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Theodicy: The Nature of Evil and the Unity of God

Ibn Tumart was on to something when he asserted the equivalence of rational and legal deductions; in arriving at this deep insight, he argued that the former calls for the distinction between the necessary, possible, and impossible, where the latter … Continue reading

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