• Calvin Seerveld - Address to the ARSS

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1965-08-25)
    • Calvin Seerveld - Aesthetics Seminar (session 1)

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1977-07-05)
    • Calvin Seerveld - Aesthetics Seminar (session 2)

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1977-07)
    • Calvin Seerveld - Aesthetics Seminar (session 3)

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1977-07)
    • Calvin Seerveld - Aesthetics Seminar (session 4)

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1977-07)
    • Calvin Seerveld - Aesthetics Seminar (session 5)

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1977-07-13)
    • Calvin Seerveld - Cultural Objectives for the Christian Teacher I

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1964-10-22)
    • Calvin Seerveld - Cultural Objectives for the Christian Teacher II

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1964-10-23)
    • Calvin Seerveld - Discovery Lectures

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1975)
    • Calvin Seerveld - ICS Convocation Speech

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies
    • Calvin Seerveld - Psalm 19

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies
    • Calvin Seerveld - The Necessity for a Christian Aesthetics

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1970)
    • Canonic Art: Pregnant Dilemmas in the Theory and Practice of Anton Raphael Mengs

      Seerveld, Calvin; Institute for Christian Studies (Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1984)
    • A Certainty of Death: Appreciating Human Animalhood

      Kuipers, Ronald A.; Hubble, Paul; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2009-04)
      Engaging the work of Barry Allen and Karl Marx, a range of topics come together in an analysis of civilization as the buildup and breakdown of tissues. Life and death are both moments and directions. Death, as a moment in life, is certain. Human life, lived against death at its present scale, doesn't succeed in controlling or securing what it seeks to control and secure. Concerns about human knowledge and economies-civilizational tissue and its behaviours-are contrasted with familiarity and wealth as tissue, which are valuable goods against which their bastardizations can show up. We cannot place blind faith in technology, since it often fails the test of good tissue-life and the means to continued life. We cannot place blind faith in market freedom, as long as economic agents are programmed as they are, and as long as wealth is not understood as good, living tissue.
    • The Challenge of Love: Impossible Difference, Levinas and Irigaray

      Olthuis, James H.; Baker, Larry Joseph; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2004-08)
      Engaging the question of postmodern ethical intersubjectivity in the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Luce Irigaray I attempt to move beyond Levinas sacrificial view of intersubjectivity with Irigaray's critique of sexual difference. I argue that Levinas view of ethical 'subjectivity' is violently conditioned by a necessary narcissim located in Levinas's description of the feminine dwelling. Instead of narcissim I argue with Irigaray for a way of love that offers an ethical relationship bonded in mutuality. This way of love is rooted in an understanding of the primordial matter of life as good for intersubjective-relationships that do not depend upon narcissim for connection. Concluding this study I suggest that his kind of intersubjectivity can be rooted in a primordial way of life found in the rhythm of breath.
    • Charles Taylor and the Religious Imaginary

      Kuipers, Ronald A.; Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics, Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2015)
      The notion of a "social imaginary"—the way people come to understand their social surroundings by way of images, stories, and legends—plays a key role in Charles Taylor's thought, including his magnum opus, A Secular Age. In this intellectual tour de force, Taylor attempts to trace the historical development of Western secularism as we experience it today. In doing so, he challenges the "subtraction story" which he sees animating the social imaginary of today's typical secularist. According to this story, the emergence of secularism in the West follows a linear trajectory, along which humanity slowly sheds the irrational accretions of myth, religion, and the sacred, in order to uncover a rational core of free thought and autonomous science, which may now flourish without the constraints of heteronomous religious authority. In challenging this story, Taylor offers an intriguing new understanding of Western secularism, as well as tantalizing suggestions concerning the continued social relevance a religious imaginary might have in "a secular age." This seminar will be devoted to an in-depth study of this major work, which in its relatively brief life has already become a landmark text in both the philosophy of religion as well as secularization theory. Through this study, seminar participants will also consider what role Taylor's Roman Catholic religious commitment plays in his thought, as well as the role a religiously-informed "social imaginary" might play in a pluralized global society that is deeply impacted by, but also largely at odds with, the particular social imaginary of Western modernity.
    • Christian Institutions Without Pillars

      Sweetman, Robert; Institute for Christian Studies (Christian Courier, 2016-04-25)
    • Christian Schooling: A Spiritual Act of Worship

      Blomberg, Doug; Institute for Christian Studies (Christian Educators Journal Association, 2010-02)
    • Christianity: Slave Morality or Anthropotechnics?

      Dettloff, Dean; CPRSE (CPRSE, 2015-01-13)