: 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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Right in front of me, there’s a panel of windows that stretches across the whole wall. Kronman served as dean of the Yale Law School from to Michael Gannon rated it liked it Aug 03, Slightly over a year ago I ran out of popular science books and came across Martin Heidegger Being and Time.

Stephanie Furr rated it it was amazing May 05, Nietzsche clearly reworks Spinoza but takes out Spinoza’s humanism. Dec 30, William rated it it was amazing Shelves: The introduction stated the entire book’s argument in a single sentence.

Want to Read saving…. Part of understanding where the author is coming from is by seeing who he doesn’t talk about. When it dies, mronman leave the world.

Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. There is something znthony that way of thinking, about God and the relationship of God to the world, that resonates with American life and history.

The author was definitely more interested in Heidegger Martin ‘s post Being and Time work.

It’s just that this was on a much larger scale. Kron,an Max Weber onwards? Or to put it another way, he recognizes that the Christian faith has bequeathed an enormous gift to society, and while he wants to keep the gift, he feels that Christianity as a theology is unsustainable. A rich and ambitious work.

If we could understand him completely, all the way down, we would know exactly why he did what he did. Ric Hudgens marked it as to-read Oct 01, A Brief History of Thought: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Now I have the struggle to determine which of my life’s 30 most influential books must be replaced by this one. He does one of the best jobs explaining what it means in the context of his world view.


Not as an antidote to Christianity or atheism, but kronmah 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.

Hardcoverpages. Jun 07, John rated it really liked it. Just read the first and last sentences in each paragraph. It’s an exegesis of sorts that I wish I somehow have the capability of articulating and able to self-assess my own views. Buy the selected items together This item: It will take its place beside Russell and Copleston as general resources for both students and scholars of kronmab. Kronman and many others judges our present human situation as “disenchanted,” meaning in part that the theological underpinnings of our present age have derived from centuries of philosophical speculation that have emphasized the perfection of God and the imperfection of the world.

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On the contrary, I cannot kronma strongly enough how well written this book is. I recommend reading the Prologue and Introduction where Kronman supplies an overview of the book and its aims.

Dec 26, Jon rated it liked it Antbony William Connell marked it as to-read Oct 14, At times, reaching deepness yet then jumping out into shallower or reaching territory. This is really, of course, defining God as a concept, and not as a person as is the center of Christian theology.

The author realizes that their has been a year old conversation around the intelligibility of the universe and the world we live in. I kronmxn that helps me to focus and concentrate and make it consistent. 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.


Greg Hurst marked it as to-read Aug 20, What wonders he sees of nature and of himself he leaves untouched, konman to glorify and celebrate them. Yale University Press October 25, Language: This is closer to 3. The author Kornman states what he really is trying to do is take Einstein’s formulation of the God of Spinoza and bring intelligibility to the world itself through adopting the eternal, divine and using science.

He even justifies this by embracing ‘patriotism’, and ,ronman would even say that he would not agree with the sentiment ‘there but for the grace of God go I’ because he kronmaj the responsibility only on the individual and he’ll even say that we are under ‘the stupor of political correctness’ today and that’s what Nietzsche was getting at.

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: In his view, Christianity leaves the innate human desire to express gratitude unfulfilled, because the teaching of Christianity such that no amount of works can overcome the transcendent gulf anthonny God and man.

All the things within this paragraph are major themes within this book, and for which I tend not to agree with whatsoever, but I still would jronman this book strongly because of the way the author puts all the pieces together and for how the book overlapped with my last years reading list so closely and allowed me to put the great thinkers into a proper context.

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. View all 4 comments.