by Alumni: Religion and philosophy
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
corrects information published in the December/99 issue. --Ed.)
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
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,
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.
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.
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.