Closereads: Hegel on Jesus and Kant (Audio Part Five + Reflections on Recent PEL Episodes)

Sign up for Closereads at patreon.com/closereadsphilosophy to get the previous four parts on this reading, as well as our previous and future installments of this new podcast. Hey, PEL supporters: Since there's no part three for Fear and Trembling (nor will there be one for our next episode on Marcel, we thought we'd share with you the conclusion of our Closereads  Continue Reading …

Closereads: Hegel on Jesus and Kant (Part Three)

We've now recorded four (out of five) sessions on Hegel's "The Spirit of Christianity and its Fate," and starting on this one, we're also reading directly from Matthew V, i.e. the Sermon on the Mount, which Hegel is giving a commentary on. His purpose is to contrast the legalism of Judaism, and by extension Kant with his emphasis on duty, with Jesus' emphasis on love, which he  Continue Reading …

Episode 113: Jesus’s Parables

Drawing on John Dominic Crossan's The Power of Parable, mainly ch. 3 (2012), Paul Ricoeur's "Listening to the Parables of Jesus" (1974), and Paul Tillich's The New Being, ch. 1: "To Whom Much Is Forgiven..." (1955). Are these weird stories riddles, where if you figure out what they mean you get salvation? Are they homilies, telling you to go be like the Good Samaritan?  Continue Reading …

Topic for #113: Jesus’s Parables (Plus a Not School Group on Historical Jesus)

On 3/18, Wes, Mark, and Lawrence Ware discussed Jesus's Parables. Listen to the episode now. To read the versions of the Parables that we read, follow the links from the Wikipedia entry on the Parables. These entries generally give the traditional interpretations for each parable and include historic depictions of them in artworks, so that's pretty cool. If you're not  Continue Reading …