: 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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In fact, I am a little puzzled by the dust jacket that features a born-again fish with little feet and a halo. This is a big book.
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If doing philosophy with the history of philosophy as your guide suits you, this book will provide you the tutorial you may be seeking. Every step along the way I had to ask myself whether the argument krnman I was developing stood up under critical inspection. To fully understand why this book is so cool I’m going to relate it to some of my last years reading.
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To ask other readers questions about Confessions of a Born-Again Paganplease sign up. Kronman defends an ancient conception of God, deepened and transformed by Christian belief—the born-again paganism on which modern science, art, and politics all vitally depend. Everything in the world, your body and mine—the turtle which is slowly making its way across the road, the storm cloud in the sky, and every human being regardless of their station in life—is a source of endless wonder and curiosity.
Return to Book Page. What do you want this book to do for people, and did you consider that while writing? When it dies, we leave the world. Everyone who came to these shores in the seventeenth century had God in mind.
I had the presumptuous hope that some of my readers would find this book to be not only intellectually intriguing or even instructive, but that it would touch them at a deeper and more personal level. On one hand, Kronman seems to be writing the holy scriptures of a contemporary secular religion.
But the book is also a re-enchantment of philosophy. Not as an antidote to Christianity or atheism, but as the time before them, and every religion takes ahold of this very human propensity towards the holy and sacred, and distills them in their own way and can be found beautiful. It’s just that this was on a much larger scale.
The Moral Limits of Markets. This is what Anthony Kronman offers here, in a book that leads its readers away from the inscrutable Creator of the Abrahamic religions toward a God whose inexhaustible and everlasting presence is that of the world itself. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Emerson, as an example, is a deeply religious thinker, but not obviously Abrahamic.
That was a challenge. Also, I would like to relate what my favorite fictional book I have ever read and I did read it last year, Gravity’s Rainbow to this book.
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I save him for last because I wanted to remind my American readers that the story I’ve been telling isn’t one that pertains only to matters that atnhony long ago kronmah far away, but belongs very much in the American story of religious experience and expression.
It seemed to us then a more attractive and satisfying way of thinking about God and God’s relationship to the world. The big challenge with this book was keeping the full architecture of it in view.
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I’ve gotten a couple of extremely thoughtful and very personal communications from readers, and when I get one, I think to myself: How We Became a Nation of Heretics. Refresh and try again. It takes up questions of the deepest human importance and is beautifully written.
: Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan (): Anthony T. Kronman: Books
Every page since inspires me with his masterful weaving of spirituality, philosophy and poetry. Furthermore, this is making the divine a concept consistent with our own preconceptions, which may be helpful as a philosophical construct but remains chained to our own finitude. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Robert Gillette rated rkonman liked it Jul 21,