: 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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Although I think Kronman would refer to himself as religious, he is not a Christian in any orthodox sense. Kronmaan 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.

Would you say that kgonman transcendentalist writers and those who identify on the spectrum of born-again paganism are resonating more with younger generations today? When it dies, we leave the world. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I see some have complained that this book could have been written years ago. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

The author, clearly thinks we are to blame for anthonh own problems, but I believe that the luck we have and unearned gifts we have received make us who we are. His solution, therefore, is to retain the values of Christianity without the theology.

For more information, visit Kronman’s page on the Yale Law School website.

To ask other readers questions about Confessions of a Born-Again Paganplease sign up. I raced through the first pages, plowed through the next or so, and then called it quits. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Beginning in the early 19th century, there emerged in American literature and philosophical writing a strain of religiosity that can’t be accurately described as Abrahamic at all. It’s the God of our Puritan ancestors. In I had been reading many different books related to this but the author was able to tie them all together for me because the books and Great Courses were only focused on one particular aspect of the situation, this book tied them all together for me.


Thus they want to find a new totality, perhaps in reaction to a schizophrenic culture. Cause and effect rule supreme.

After Words with Anthony Kronman

I loved Spinoza and relate to him. Although this book may not be sufficiently “up to date” for some, it certainly surpasses Bertrand Russell’s History of Western Philosophy as an introductory philosophy text which has been the standard for several generations.

Katarina Bogdan rated it really liked it Oct 31, I love what he is trying to do, but to me, pagan either means the above, or it means the primal, primeval, root of us that we feel when we are confronted with the center of existence however we are open to it. 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.

Buy the selected items together This item: It varied depending upon what part of the book I was writing. Many of our public symbols still carry the badge of their Christian origins, where the dollar bill says, “In God We Trust. We live in an age of disenchantment. I have just recently reread Being and Time and it’s clear that Heidegger takes an anti-humanist position after Being and Time.

Keeping all of it together, I almost needed a whiteboard in my office.

Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan by Anthony T. Kronman

It’s more of a spiritual memoir than a guide for an potential postmodern pagans in my opinion. Please try again later.

We have to make decisions, we have to make choices, we have to take things from the earth and consume them. The author really didn’t understand the philosophy of science and its xnthony and I would recommend the pedantic and anhhony book Philosophy of Science: From Descartes to Derrida shows how Heidgegger took an anti-humanist turn. I’m being somewhat presumptuous in calling the author an anti-humanist, but it was clear to me. And then of course, Walt Whitman, who I view in many ways as the culmination of that strain of thought in American life.


Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan

My high hopes for this book were quickly dashed. BTW, Ludwig Wittgenstein is barely mentioned, in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus he will say there is no structure to the world, but that would go against what the author is trying to say. Any name I could think of, Luther, Kant, whoever ,is kronmwn with a good depth of explanation anthonu what they thought and how it influenced later and other religious ideas. After having spent most of the preceding or so pages talking about European figures of one kind or another, ancient as well as modern, Whitman is the first American to make an appearance in the book.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. The entire adventure, and however many hours it anthhony me to do it, was all worthwhile because at least one other person, with whom I had no prior relationship, and who had no reason at all to look on the book with favor other than what krnman book itself contains, found it to be helpful in a personal way.

A tough read, but worth the time. This book is simultaneously erudite and pedantic.

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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.

The big challenge with this book was keeping the full architecture of it in view. Bryan marked it as to-read Oct 14, That it would resonate with not yet expressed spiritual longings, feelings, that were powerful but still inchoate in the reader themself, and that their reaction would be: Write a customer review.

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