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Books by Alumni: Religion and philosophy

image: Class Notes headline Philip P. Arnold, PhD'92, Eating Landscape: Aztec and European Occupation of Tlalocan (University Press of Colorado). Examining how Aztec and Spanish conceptions of land formed the basis of their cultural identities, Arnold focuses on the Aztecs' worship of Tlaloc, god of rain, fertility, and earth, and their understanding of food.
(This corrects information published in the December/99 issue. --Ed.)

Robert Ellwood, AM'65, PhD'67, The Politics of Myth: A Study of C. J. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell (State University of New York Press). Ellwood examines the political views implicit in the theories of three of the most widely read popularizers of myth in the 20th century.

Barbara Switalski Lesko, AB'62, AM'65, The Great Goddesses of Egypt (University of Oklahoma Press). Lesko follows the changing fortunes, over thousands of years, of the seven Egyptian goddesses who inspired magnificent temples, art, and literature: Nut, Neith, Nekhbet, Wadjet, Hathor, Mut, and Isis.

Fauzi M. Najjar, AM'50, PhD'54, and Dominique Mallet, translators, L'Harmonie Entre Les Opinions de Platon et d'Aristote, texte arabe et traduction (Institut Francais de Damas). Translated into French, this Arabic text was collated from 11 manuscripts by Abu Nasr al-Farabi, who sought to reconcile Plato's and Aristotle's philosophies to introduce Greek thought into Islamic culture.

Steven H. Schroeder, AM'76, PhD'82, The Metaphysics of Cooperation: A Study of F. D. Maurice (Editions Rodopi). Schroeder explores F. D. Maurice's theological works and then turns to a discussion of the practice of adult education as the place of social transformation.

Anton C. Vrame, AM'83, The Educating Icon: Teaching Wisdom and Holiness in the Orthodox Way (Holy Cross Orthodox Press). Vrame presents a theory of religious education for the Orthodox Church based on the art, theology, liturgical, and devotional use of the church's icons.

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