Spring 2003 Spring 2003 Ideas, Truth and Freedom David Hulme On the spiritual side of life there are many ideas with suspect origins. Spring 2003 Six Dominant Ideas, Part 4 Positively No Absolutes? David Hulme A look at two philosophies that gained prominence largely as a result of 20th-century developments in science. Spring 2003 50 Years of DNA Dan Cloer Information revealed through the decoding of DNA 50 years ago has been astounding, but there is still much to be learned. Is science up to the challenge? An Outline of Molecular Genetics The science of how our bodies operate at the chemical level is technically complex, but the landmarks of the cellular processes are fairly simple. Spring 2003 New Chip Off the Old Block Rebecca Sweat An amazing technology promises freedom from our more troubling genetic predispositions. Spring 2003 Augustine’s Poisoned Chalice Peter Nathan Can the mixing of pagan philosophy with biblical teachings result in anything but a lethal potion? Manichaeism Founded by a young Persian named Mani, Manichaeism drew ideas from many religions and significantly influenced Augustine’s developing ideas. Neoplatonism A reemergence of ideas first expounded by Plato, Neoplatonism developed in Egypt in the third century under the influence of Plotinus. Spring 2003 The Global Order John Meakin Globalization has become shorthand for the complex network of trends that is driving the world closer together. Vision reviews four books on this subject. Spring 2003 The Gospels for the 21st Century, Part 13 Inside Out David Hulme Jesus responded to criticism from religious leaders by setting a new standard for personal behavior. Spring 2003 What’s Good About Greed? Thomas E. Fitzpatrick Greed is as old as human history. Enough, it seems, is seldom enough. Spring 2003 After Life Brian Orchard People have always wondered about life after death. What happens when we die? What the Bible has to say on the subject may be surprising. Is the Soul Immortal? The Bible teaches that we are a soul, and that the soul is mortal. The doctrine of the immortality of the soul, on the other hand, has no biblical basis. Spring 2003 A Turn for the Better Jerry de Gier Are mental and emotional health better served by ignoring a guilty conscience or by yielding to it? Spring 2003 Augustine: A Giant Out of His Time Peter Nathan Aspects of Augustine’s copious written works are foundational to both Roman Catholic and Protestant theology. Spring 2003 Auguste Comte: High Priest of Humanity? Wilf Hey In pioneering the philosophy called positivism, August Comte had a profound effect on the most noted philosophers of the 20th century.