Religion and Philosophy
Harley Chapman, AM'69, AM'70, PhD'84, and Nancy K.
Frankenberry, editors, Interpreting Neville (SUNY Press).
This collection of essays assesses philosopher and theologian
Robert Neville's work in metaphysics, theology, comparative studies,
and cultural criticism. Continuing the dialogue, Neville provides
responses to each essay.
Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom (Yale University Press).
Franco traces the development of Hegel's ideas of freedom, both
situating them within the thinker's philosophical system and relating
them to the larger tradition of modern political philosophy.
Russell's Metaphysical Logic (CSLI Publications). Linsky
examines the philosophical foundations of Alfred North Whitehead
and Bertrand Arthur Russell's book Principia Mathematica.
Pitkin, AM'87, PhD'94,
What Pure Eyes Could See: Calvin's Doctrine of Faith in Its
Exegetical Context (Oxford University Press). Through a detailed
analysis of selected biblical passages, Pitkin traces the evolution
of John Calvin's thought and establishes the exegetical underpinnings
to his view of faith.
Tempelman, AM'66, PhD'72, The
Patchwork Gospels: Gospel Origins in the First, Second, and Third
Centuries (Aretree Press). Tempelman looks at the origins
of the New Testament, arguing that the gospels were primarily
written by six writers in the second century, who originated the
works rather than citing or quoting established beliefs.
O. Yerkes, AM'69, PhD'76,
editor, John Updike and Religion: The Sense of the Sacred and
the Motions of Grace (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company).
These 15 essays, with an introduction by Updike, consider the
religious dimension of his literary vision. The essays explore
what Updike terms the "sense of the sacred," as it influences
human experience and as a foundation of American religious understanding.