: 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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Also, last year I focused on ‘being’ and ‘ethics’ and ‘metaphysics’. 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.

Bryan marked it as to-read Oct 14, Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Brian Eshleman marked it as to-read Oct 14, Thus they want to find a new totality, perhaps in reaction to a schizophrenic culture.

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.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Also, since I do like learning and sharing, Nietzsche would say that everything that is wants to maintain what it kronnman and always wants to take that which is around it a quick summary of ‘will to power’, but the author really does a good job at explaining this.

As much as Kronman wishes an eternal value into life, humans are profoundly relational, and Kronman offers no hope for those relationships after death.

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 between God and man. 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.


There’s so much about kronmman human beings that remains in the dark for us. The most notable feature of this book is undeniably its girth. Greg Hurst marked it as to-read Aug 20, But Max Weber onwards? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. William Connell marked it as to-read Oct 14, Kronmam far my favorite book in the Old Testament.

: Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan (): Anthony T. Kronman: Books

They are just different words for the same thing. This guy bring syncreticism to a whole new level. It will take its place beside Russell and Copleston as general resources for both students and scholars of philosophy.

Only a few people in the world have read it, and it reads more like a legal tome than a theological “confessions” on the way to start a new religion that is pagan but not neo-pagan, ecological but not nature worshipful, and philosophical, not emotional. This argument is going to play out through out the middle ages up until Thomas Aquinas and then William of Ockham will try to have the last word on it by disagreeing with Thomas Aquinas by declaring that nothing is necessary for God and the universe must be contingent because God is omnipotent.

I wrote it slowly, bit by bit, and as I did, I tried to keep two things in mind: At over pages, reading it from cover to cover is an enormous undertaking, and trying to encapsulate the book kronmna a review seems almost unfair to the book’s purpose.

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Then, if you are an impatient reader like me, you can get in deeper without making a major commitment: Customers who bought this item also bought.

Holly Lofgreen rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Ric Hudgens marked it as to-read Oct 01, It varied depending upon what part of the book I was writing. Kronman offers very little in the way of his own theodicy.

I am less interested in pagan traditions from white people Europe as I am in tribal beliefs from Africa, New Guinea, and aboriginal ideas from native peoples. This is closer to 3.


In this passionate and searching book, Anthony Kronman offers a third way—beyond atheism and religion—to the God of the modern world. That was one thing. 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.

The author was definitely more interested in Heidegger Martin ‘s post Being anhtony Time work. Return to Krronman Page. Elisa Winter marked it as to-read Oct 14, Hardcoverpages. Buy the selected items together This item: It is an overview of philosophical areas of specialization ethics, epistemology, aesthetics, etc.

Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan

Although I think Kronman would refer to himself as religious, he is not a Christian in any orthodox sense. It’s more of a spiritual memoir than a guide for an potential postmodern pagans in my opinion. Part of understanding where the author is coming from is by seeing who he doesn’t talk about. Raye Anderson added it Aug 19, Would you say that these transcendentalist writers and those who identify on the spectrum of born-again paganism are resonating more with younger generations today?

Ted marked it as to-read Oct 14, Everyone who came to these shores in the seventeenth century had God in mind. His focus is of course, largely on the Western Canon with little to know influences from other culturesbut his more contemporary focus is where I found his commentary most interesting. But the reviews are coming. At times, reaching deepness yet then jumping out into shallower or reaching territory.