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Existentialists

A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Writings

D. Anthony Storm introduces key motifs & provides extensive commentary on works of the 19th c. Dane, as well as biographical details & clarification of his dialectical method

The Concept of Dread

Kierkegaard's "psychological deliberation" on sin counters the scientific classification of knowledge (e-text from the Value of Knowledge Library).

Ereignis: Heidegger Links

Just what it says: links to everything about & by Martin Heidegger on the WWW.

Existentialism

Steven Crowell surveys the history & amorphous realm of existentialist theory identifying recurring themes such as subjectivity, alienation, authenticity, anxiety, & temporality (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

Fear & Trembling

Kierkegaard's meditation on Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac concludes that faith is an existential paradox that escapes systematic reasoning (complete e-version of Walter Lowrie's translation). (posted by Religion-Online).

The Gospel of Christian Atheism

Thomas J. J. Altizer's 1966 work that launched Death of God theology (posted by Religion- Online).

Lectures on Heidegger's Being & Time

Robert Cavalier posts a series of lectures to guide readers through this masterpiece of existentialist metaphysics (archived by Carnegie Mellon U).

Friedrich Nietzsche: The Antichrist

H. L. Mencken's 1920 English translation of Nietzsche's last major work: a searing critique of Christianity, philosophy and western morality (posted by Primitivism).

Friedrich Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy

Wm. A. Haussman's 1910 English translation of Nietzsche's 1st major work (1872): an analysis of the eternal dichotomy of the Apollonian rationalist & the Dionysian reveler in classic culture (Gutenberg Project).

Friedrich Nietzsche: The Joyful Wisdom

Thomas Common's 1924 English translation of Nietzsche's Die Fröhliche Wissenschaft (1882) which declares the death of God (Internet Text Archive).

Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thomas Common's 1909 English translation of Nietzsche's 1885 guide to self-transcendence (Gutenberg Project).

No Exit

J-P. Sartre's 1944 one act play illustrates the thesis that "hell is other people" (Internet Text Archive)

Paul Tillich: The Interpretation of History

Collection of 8 early essays in which the influential Christian philosopher spells out his key concepts of human existence (prepared for Religion-Online).

Paul Tillich: The New Being

Collection of 22 sermons in which Tillich interprets elements of Christian doctrine in existentialist terms (prepared for Religion-Online).

Paul Tillich: The Religious Situation

Full text of 1930s work in which Tillich interpreted revolts against capitalism as evidence of faith in quest of the ultimate ground of Being (prepared for Religion-Online).

Paul Tillich: The Shaking of the Foundations

Most influential collection of sermons of the 1950s that prepared a generation of Christian activists for the social turmoil of the 1960s (prepared by Religion-Online).

Philosophical Fragments

Søren Kierkegaard's meditation on the subjectivity of knowledge & the paradox of incarnation (posted by Religion-Online).

The Realm of Existentialism

Katherena Eierman provides bibliographic introductions to existentialism & phenomenology, with individual pages on influential authors such as Dostoyevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Barth, Buber & Tillich.

Sickness Unto Death

Søren Kierkegaard's penetrating analysis of despair, sin & faith (posted by Religion-Online).

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

Gateway to the life & thought of the 19th c. Danish founder of existentialism from Garth Kemerling's Dictionary of Philosophical Terms & Names.

 

Evolutionists

 

A Globe, Clothing Itself with a Brain

Jennifer Cobb Kreisberg's article on the philosophical foundation of the internet anticipated by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Wired, 1995).

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

Gary Herstein surveys the British mathematician, logician & philosopher's life & works and the impact of his thought on philosophy and theology (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

Alfred North Whitehead: The Concept of Nature

Downloadable free e-edition Whitehead's 1920 masterpiece (Project Gutenberg). 

Alfred North Whitehead: Science and the Modern World

E-edition of Whitehead's 1925 Lowell lectures on the implications of modern science for traditional worldviews, with added chapters on history & theology(Internet Text Archive).

A Christian Natural Theology Based on the Thought of Alfred North Whitehead

John Cobb's 1965 introduction to systematic process theology (posted by Religion-Online).

Christian Biopolitics: A Credo & Strategy for the Future

Kenneth Cauthen's 1971 prescription for a theology attuned to the real world  (posted by Religion-Online).

Cyberspace & the Dream of Teilhard de Chardin

John Mabry's 1994 article compares the Jesuit paleontologist's vision of an evolving noosphere with cybernetic developments in the computer age.

Christianity & Evolution

Collection of nine essays by Teilhard de Chardin on the implications of evolution for Christian doctrine (Internet Text Archive).

The Divine Milieu

Complete text of  Bernard Wall's English translation of Teilhard de Chardin's meditation on living as a Christian in the modern world (Internet Text Archive).

Evolution vs. Creation Science

Ontario Consultants for Religious Tolerance white papers clarify the issues & evidence in the controversy between conservative Christians and modern biologists.

God Within Process

Eulalio Baltazar uses insights of Teilhard & process philosophy to argue the historical relevance of theistic belief against critics who reject God as "other-worldly" (posted by Religion-Online).

Henri Bergson: Creative Evolution

The Mead Project presents an e-edition of English translation of Bergson's seminal work with G. H. Mead's 1907 review of the original French version (Brock U). 

Hominisation

Karl Rahner's 1958 analysis of the Roman Catholic Church's pre-Vatican II stance on human evolution & the implications of the latter for Christian theology (posted by Religion-Online).

The Phenomenon of Man

Complete text of  Bernard Wall's 1955 English translation of Teilhard de Chardin's seminal work on the theological implications of the synthesizing tendency of human evolution (Internet Text Archive).

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: The Future of Mankind

The French Jesuit mystic paleontologist reflects on biological & social progress & predicts the evolution of the Noosphere & the Ultra-human (posted by Religion-Online).

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Hymn of the Universe

Mystic meditations on the Mass as symbol of the evolutionary unity of the cosmos & divine omnipresence, with matter as the matrix of the spirit (posted by Religion-Online).

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Towards a Science Charged with Faith

Chapter 5 of the electronic edition of Charles P. Henderson's God & Science (1985) assesses the theological implications of Teilhard's work & the controversy regarding his involvement in the paleontological hoax of Piltdown Man.

Process & Reality

Full text of Whitehead's 1929 magnum opus on metaphysics.  For advanced students (Internet Text Archive).

Process Theism

Donald Viney surveys the ways in which A. N. Whitehead & C. Hartshorne's view of God differs from the doctrines of classic western theology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

Process Theology

Nicholas Gier's introduction to the philosophical implications of Whiteheadian theism; chapter 9 of Theology Bluebook (U of Idaho).

Teilhard de Chardin Study Group

French/English website of interdisciplinary society  devoted to exploration of the implications of the theories of Teilhard de Chardin posts quotations from his major works & essays by current researchers (Academy of Caen).

 


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