Philosophy and Ideas

The Man Who Knew Everything

Summer 2013

Aristotle: The Man Who Knew Everything

Daniel Tompsett

Today’s debate between methods of attaining knowledge—one divinely revealed, the other gained by rational inquiry—is a significant aspect of Aristotle’s legacy.

Trust Revisited

Summer 2012

Trust Revisited

Thomas E. Fitzpatrick

References to a supreme Being are common in American culture. Even the nation’s currency proclaims, “In God We Trust.” How did this come to be?

Biography-Carl Jung-Forever Jung

Fall 2011

Carl Jung: Forever Jung

Gina Stepp

Carl Gustav Jung founded an approach he named Analytical Psychology, many tenets of which have led some to refer to him as a “founding father of the New Age.”

The Eternal Quest: What Is Truth?

Spring 2011

The Eternal Quest: What Is Truth?

Peter Nathan

True or false. Black or white. This or that. Is truth a simple binary choice? Does it change with the times? Neither science nor philosophy—nor traditional religion—has provided satisfactory answers. 

In Pursuit of Veritas: What Is Truth?

Spring 2011

In Pursuit of Veritas

Donald R. Hornsby

In the Graeco-Roman world, the goddess Veritas embodied all that was understood as “truth.” What is truth and how can we recognize it?

The Truth of the Matter

Spring 2011

The Truth of the Matter

Peter Nathan

The Gospel of John is replete with the discussion of truth, including the scenario of Jesus on trial before Pilate who asked Him: “What is truth?” (John 18:38).

Alfred Adler: A Psychology of Change

Winter 2011

A Psychology of Change

Gina Stepp

Alfred Adler saw no need to reject religion. In fact, his face-to-face, holistic approach to working with patients was rooted in a well-known biblical precept.

alfred adler biography

Winter 2011

Alfred Adler: To Heal and to Educate

Gina Stepp

Though considered one of the three “great fathers” of modern psychotherapy, Alfred Adler is less familiar to most people today than Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Why Suffering?

Spring 2010

Why Suffering?

David Hulme

It’s an ages-old conundrum: If God is both good and all-powerful, why does He allow pain and suffering in the world? 

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