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William H. Sheldon’s Psychology and the Promethean Will: Some Historiographic Observations

William H. Sheldon’s Psychology and the Promethean Will: Some Historiographic Observations

October 29, 2009

Stephen Gatlin A review of William H. Sheldon's Psychology and the Promethean Will. That an oversized reprint of William H. Sheldon’s Psychology and the Promethean Will (1936) should re-surface in this century is both felicitous and perturbing: the former because Sheldon was one of the shrewdest American psychologists of the twentieth century; the latter because his new publisher, Kessinger, deals in, as their advertising trumpets, “rare mystical reprints”. It is not surprising on one level that any effort on the part of a psychologist and medical doctor to be genuinely holistic—to integrate, in this instance, religion, medicine, and psychology after the fashion of William James—should meet with such a fate.
The Threefold Witness of the Church

The Threefold Witness of the Church

October 29, 2009

The Catholic Peter, the Orthodox John, and the Protestant Paul

Louis Markos

As an Evangelical Protestant who came to know Christ in the Greek Orthodox Church, as a non-denominational “product” of the para-church movement, and as an avid supporter of Evangelicals and Catholics Together, I have always harbored mixed feelings about the divided state of the Body of Christ. When … Read more

Reason, Freedom, and the Rule of Law: Their Significance in Western Thought

Reason, Freedom, and the Rule of Law: Their Significance in Western Thought

October 29, 2009

Robert P. George

The idea of law and the ideal of the rule of law are central to the Western tradition of thought about public (or “political”) order.1 St. Thomas Aquinas went so far as to declare that “it belongs to the very notion of a people [ad rationem populi] that the people’s dealings with each other … Read more

Notches

Notches

October 29, 2009

Ryan McNally There are empty ways to count success. My parents sexed so I could be...
Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

October 29, 2009

Adrienne Su They’re sure of it: by hugging the ground they will avert the day it swallows them.
Following the Ancients

Following the Ancients

October 29, 2009

Pamela Pignataro
The world did not start when you were born, so let the paths of the ancients lead you through your life.
Ode to a Cemetery on All Souls Day

Ode to a Cemetery on All Souls Day

October 29, 2009

Kenneth DiMaggio Halloween Was for the rest of America...

The Sleep of the Innocent

October 29, 2009

Sam Pierstorff Since our infant son first slept with arms poised as if a touchdown...

Deconstructing Some Convoluted Christology

October 29, 2009

By: Jonathan David Price

Jesus Ascended
Gerrit Scott Dawson.

P&R Publishing, 2004.
(paperback) 192pp.

What starts as ostensible Christology in Dawson’s Jesus Ascended quickly reveals itself to be Pneumatology, the study of the Holy Spirit, in disguise. In the forward to the book, we learn that Christ sends down “his own personal presence in the Holy Spirit” (Dawson xii, my … Read more

Israel as a Bumblebee

Israel as a Bumblebee

October 29, 2009

Herbert London

It has been demonstrated that the body of the bumblebee is too heavy to be sustained by its wings. From an aerodynamic standpoint the bumblebee shouldn’t fly. Yet it does.

In many ways the bumblebee is a metaphor for the state of Israel. If one were to apply rational criteria, Israel’s existence would be in jeopardy.

The Israeli … Read more

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