Posted on January 23, 2021 Leave a Comment
In his wide-ranging Economy and Society (1921), German sociologist Max Weber contended that rationalized technological power structures intended to control life would eventually collapse into “emotionalism” and irrationality: The objectification of the power structure, with the complex of problems produced by its rationalized ethical provisos, has but one psychological equivalent: the vocational ethic taught by […]
The Many “Newtons” of the Enlightenment
Posted on December 5, 2020 Leave a Comment
The American Scientific Affliation’s (ASA) latest issue of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith has published my recent study on Isaac Newton and his unique theological perspective. You can either find the issue in your local university library or you can become a member of the ASA and subscribe here.
“Rethinking the Conflict Thesis”: Interview with Shoaib Ahmed Malik
Posted on September 13, 2020 Leave a Comment
I recently had the chance to talk about my book and research with Shoaib Ahmed Malik at Academic Access. He has a great collection of other videos on his YouTube page. Take a look and let me know what you think.
“One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy”
Posted on August 25, 2020 Leave a Comment
Albert Camus attempted to “transcend the nihilism” through literature, which he believed could more powerfully depict and analyze existence than any philosophical treatise. He had lived through the travesty of two Great Wars and, like many of the time, felt that such bloodshed was absurd and meaningless. The silence of God—which was a constant theme […]
Posted on August 15, 2020 Leave a Comment
A colleague and friend has recently suggested starting a reading group on Albert Camus’ 1947 novel The Plague. Perhaps the timing is a little too obvious, but the Plague still speaks to us today. I read the book a long time ago—probably in my early twenties. It was actually one of the first books I read […]