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Amor Mundi: September 11th, 2016

Victims of ConscienceDr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, published the following open letter to students. “This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears this young scholar felt offended…Read more Amor Mundi: September 11th, 2016 Posted on 11 September 2016 | 1:43 am

Amor Mundi: September 4th, 2016

Shakespeare as Teacher Scott Newstok bemoans the way newly entering college students have been cheated by the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, “which ushered in our disastrous fixation on testing.” He worries that “unrelenting assessment has stunted your imaginations.” In response, he suggests that students open themselves to thinking like Shakespeare. “The most fascinating…Read more Amor Mundi: September 4th, 2016 Posted on 3 September 2016 | 4:34 pm

Amor Mundi, July 24th 2016 – #100in10 Edition

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Arendt vs. Trump (and Schmitt) Feisal G. Mohamed writes at The Stone in The New York Times that the U.S. Presidential election can be understood as a contest between the ideas of Carl Schmitt and Hannah Arendt. “Listening to Donald J. Trump’s acceptance speech, I felt as though the election was turning into a battle…Read more Amor Mundi, July 24th 2016 – #100in10 Edition Posted on 24 July 2016 | 9:14 am

Amor Mundi, July 3rd 2016

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi, July 3rd 2016 Posted on 3 July 2016 | 3:00 pm

Amor Mundi, June 26th 2016

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Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi, June 26th 2016 Posted on 26 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi, June 12th 2016

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi, June 12th 2016 Posted on 12 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 05/29/16

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi 05/29/16 Posted on 29 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 05/01/16

We see an Arendtian lens put to the challenges of power and violence in Egypt, the profile of Justus Rosenberg in a recent New York Times piece, a world with both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at play, "hyper-empathy" and more in this week's Amor Mundi. Posted on 1 May 2016 | 9:30 pm

Amor Mundi 04/24/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we look further into the reality of Bitcoin, China, from Confucius to Communism, the rise of virtual reality, the possibility of boredom in the digital age and more... Posted on 25 April 2016 | 8:13 am

Amor Mundi 04/17/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we hear from Yale professor Seyla Benhabib on the European Refugee Crisis, Maurice Chammah's recounting of his father's short trip back to Syria in the 1970s as mizrahi and an emigre to the United States, reflections on David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare and Miguel Cervantes, and more... Posted on 17 April 2016 | 10:00 pm