: Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan (): Anthony T. Kronman: Books. Joshua Rothman interviews Anthony Kronman, the professor and former Yale Law School dean who wrote the theology book “Confessions of a. Anthony T. Kronman is a Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he served as Dean from to In addition to the courses that he teaches at Yale.

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With beautiful passages on religious philosophy, science, art, literature, politics and more, this is a must read for anyone who is looking for spiritual guidance in the modern age.

Aysha Khan marked it as to-read Oct 14, Add both to Cart Add both to List. They are just different words for the same thing.

Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan

The most wide-ranging coverage I’ve ever found of the commonalities and distinctions of religions and philosophies that fed into Christianity and of course post-Christianity. Share your thoughts with other customers. William Connell marked it as to-read Oct 14, Ron Scrogham rated it really liked it Mar 07, I had a hard time caring about his focus on Aristotle.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. With respect to the body in particular, Whitman’s treatment of the body—his ecstatic reverence for the body, and for physical life, and for human sexuality in particular—is an attitude that’s very difficult for most orthodox Abrahamists to embrace as wholeheartedly as he does.


He’s perhaps more comfortably classified as a pantheist of some variety.

I had to have all of those levels of interconnectedness in the back of my mind as I was writing each page so that I didn’t lose my way. In fact, I am a little puzzled by the dust jacket that features a born-again fish with little feet and a halo. antgony

Anthony T. Kronman — Matador Review

On the other hand, Confessions is Kronman’s life’s work, an extended dive into the passions of his life—art, literature, philosophy, and, every once in a while, the law. Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan. The term “born-again pagan” is a term that I made for the purposes of this book, partly because I wanted a catchy title that would grab people’s attention, but also because it very accurately described my own theology.

I think the chapter titles are among the best I’ve ever come across. Yale University Press October 25, Language: Ted marked it as to-read Oct 14, GREAT work of scholarship! Elisa Winter marked it as to-read Oct 14, This would not have happened if not for this book, and I now realize why the species form of Aristotle is such a problem for understanding a God who must know of the individual. I wanted this book to sink down in the souls of a few people at least, and to last.

anthon If doing philosophy with the history of philosophy as your guide suits you, this book will provide you the tutorial you may be seeking. This book is that well written!! The author at the end of this book makes an apologetic like statement after ‘having taxed the reader’s patience with a long and abstract book Part of understanding where the author is coming from is by anhtony who he doesn’t talk about.

Many of our public symbols still carry the badge of their Christian origins, where the dollar bill says, “In God We Trust.


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The Moral Limits of Markets. Michael rated it liked it Nov 07, A final book that I read last year that I’ll mention that relates to this book is Ecclesiastes, or The Preacher.

And because of that, we are constitutionally unable to ever see all there is to be seen about anyone else, or even about ourselves. Most books that I enjoyed as much as this one turn out to be dense and difficult for me to recommend since they are hard to follow but this one was a pleasant read while at the same time dealing with somewhat complex ideas and was able to tie together most of the books or Great Courses I’ve read or listened to over the last year Against that broad background of Christian belief and practice—which is more a cultural phenomenon than anything—in philosophical terms, the most interesting religion is the born-again paganism of Emerson, Thoreau, Dickinson, and Walt Whitman.

It has pages of narrative with another 50 pages of end notes. He even justifies this by embracing ‘patriotism’, and I would even say that he would not agree with the sentiment ‘there but for the grace of God go I’ because he puts the responsibility only on the individual and kronmaan even say that we are under ‘the stupor of political correctness’ today and that’s what Nietzsche was getting at.