Commonwealth and Covenant. This 2016 volume applies intellectual history, philosophy, and theologies of relationality (Christian and Jewish) to develop a framework for economic and political policy. A “magisterial study of relationality in Western theology and culture”—William Storrar, Center for Theological Inquiry. Purchase on Amazon What framework should we use to develop economic and political policy? […]
Mimesis and Sacrifice (Ed., 2019): this edited volume by an inter-disciplinary and international groups of scholars looks at the ethics of how notions of sacrifice are used in contemporary life, from the military and business to gender relation and politics. Purchase on Amazon The book’s central questions emerge from Rene Girard’s mimetic theory: as a […]
The New Evangelicals Polarized politics and religious-based terrorism have raised the question; is deep religious belief antithetical to liberal democracy? This book explores America’s evangelical communities who have left the Right for a worldview and practices where religious life and liberal democracy are vibrant. Purchase on Amazon These evangelical communities pursue an anti-militarist, anti-consumerist activism focusing […]
Religion Behind the Scenes: The Influence of Evangelicalism on Freedom of Conscience, Pluralism, and U.S. Politics. [ Die hintergründige Religion:Der Einfluss des Evangelikalismus auf Gewissensfreiheit, Pluralismus und die US amerikanische Politik] Though freedom of conscience and church-state separation are today considered children of the secular Enlightenment, these linchpins of democracy were first developed by ardent […]
Critique Abandoned: The Ceding of Democracy Purchase on Amazon Why do Western democracies at once offer their citizens the greatest freedoms and opportunities and yet are unable to solve many of their fundamental problems? Critique Abandoned looks at how citizens of modern democracies think about public policy matters, with examples that investigate the Mideast/Central Asia, […]
Sustained Content-Based Teaching in Academic ESL/EFL. Purchase on Amazon This book explores the benefits to ESL/EFL learners of content-based instruction where a unit of study is sustained over time. Ten case studies are examined that address all skill areas and especially critical thinking development.
Sex & Sensibility: Reflections on Forbidden Mirrors and the Will to Censor Finalist for the Mencken Award of the Free Press Association. Nominated for the American Association of Gender and Genital Medicine and Science Biennial Award and for the Medal of Liberty Award of the ACLU. Purchase on Amazon This book looks into the psychological, […]