Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Is this anything?

I'm never exactly sure what "Radical Orthodoxy" is - but whatever it is, it's just produced the "inaugural issue" of its online journal, according to Theology Studio blogs.

I do like RO's own description of itself - at least this part of it (the online site is called "Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, Politics"):
RO:TPP  is a new online journal dedicated to the discussion of the proposition that credally orthodox Christianity is the most transformative of all cultural phenomena and that it remains the ineliminable core of the Middle-Eastern and European-originated civilisational project. It freely invites contributions both from those who agree with this proposition – in whatever sense – and those who reject it.
It goes on to say that:
The journal intends uniquely to combine the academic and the current; the intellectual and the popular. To this end it intends to publish both pieces longer and shorter than those carried by the typical academic journal, as well as some of the usual length: taking full advantage of the flexibility offered by the online format.

‘Theology’ is taken to include theologies of all kinds, besides a predominant concern with the implications of orthodox Christian theology in particular. ‘Philosophy’ is intended in the most ample possible sense, to include all the various schools, Eastern and Western, Ancient, Medieval and Modern, Continental and Analytic. It is also taken to extend to all branches of aesthetics, including literary, art and music criticism, besides the philosophy of science. ‘Politics’ is taken to include both political theory in the past and the present, and political practice, especially in the present. More widely, it is intended to indicate the entire practical branch of philosophy, and so to cover also ethical, social, economic and cultural theory.

The journal will normally be published four times a year and each of the four issues will have a distinctive purpose; There will be: 1. A General issue which will publish a diverse range of submitted articles; 2. A Special issue which will be devoted to a specific topic and will include both commissioned pieces and uncommissioned ones subject to peer review; 3. A Reviews issue which will seek to discuss some of the most important books published within a 12 month period in both short notices and review-articles; 4. A Current Affairs issue which will seek to mediate between academic and media analysis of contemporary events and cultural conditions. In this issue especially, but also in all the issues, we hope to include articles by both academics (established and emerging) and those engaged in other modes of writing and activity.

And it links to PDFs of file on such topics as:
Special Section on Life
On the Surface of Things: Transient Life and Beauty in Passing Philosophy on the Surface PDF
William Desmond
Affect: Towards a Theology of Experience PDF
Graham Ward
On the Natural Desire of Seeing God PDF
Louis Dupré
Life as an Analogical Concept: Earthly and Eternal PDF
Beáta Tóth
Life, or Gift and Glissando PDF
John Milbank
“Original Wholeness:” (Living) Nature Between God and Technê PDF
Adrian J Walker
Taking Life out of Nature: Jewish Messianic Vitalism and the Problem of Denaturalization PDF
Agata Bielik-Robson
Is Life a Transcendental? PDF
Stratford Caldecott
Anthropomorphism and the Meaning of Life PDF
William Christian Hackett
Reason and Church Social Doctrine: Benedict XVI and the Renewal of Tradition (2005-2008) PDF
Evandro Botto
Instrument and Noumenon: Experimental Science and the Mysticism of the Instrument PDF
Neil Turnbull
Theology, Philosophy, God and the Between PDF
Christopher Ben Simpson

Theology and Practice of America’s ‘New Evangelicals’ PDF
Marcia Pally

So.  There's some news.

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