Writings

 Books

 

Other Writings

Books edited, or co-edited

  • Editor, Deconstruction and Theology. New York: Crossroads, 1982.
  • Editor, New Dimensions in Philosophical Theology. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1982.
  • Co-editor with Edith Wyschogrod and David Crownfield,. Jacques Lacan and Theological Discourse. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1989.
  • General Editor. Arator’s De Actibus Apostolorum. John F. Makowski (editor and translator), J. L. Roberts, III (editor and translator). Atlanta: Scholars Press, Classics Series, 1988.
  • General Editor. Anthony Damico (translator),Martin S. Jaffee (essay and notes), Thomas Aquinas’ Literal Exposition on Job: A Scriptural Commentary Concerning Providence. Atlanta: Scholars Press, Classics Series, 1989.
  • General Editor. A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations Jewish, Heathen, Mahometan, Christian, Ancient and Modern. Hannah Adams,Thomas Tweed (introduction). Atlanta: Scholars Press, Classics Series, 1992.
  • Co-editor. The Republic of Faith: The Search for Agreement Amid Diversity in American Religion. Denver CO: The Davies Group Publishers, 2002.
  • Co-editor. In God We Trust? Cultural Conflict and Consensus in Post 9/11 America.       Silverton CO: Aspen Academic Press, 2006.

Contributions to Books

  • “The Asian Invasion of American Religion: Creative Innovation or a New Gnosticism?”, in David Griffin (ed.), Philosophy of Religion and Theology: 1973. Tallahassee, FL: American Academy of Religion, 1974.
  • “Kant on Theory and Practice,” in Terence Ball (ed.), Political Theory and Praxis: New Perspectives. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1977.
  • “Common Sense and the Language of Transcendence: Four Models,” in New Dimensions in the Humanities and Social Sciences, London: Bucknell University Press, 1977.
  • “Schopenhauer on the Delusion of Progress,’ Schopenhauer Jahrbuch. 1977.
  • “Technology and Human Values,” in Joseph Juhasz (ed.), The Grass Roots (Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Press, 1980).
  • “Imagination, Infinity, and Intimacy,” in Mark C. Taylor, Unfinished. JAAR Thematic Supplements, 1979.
  • “Revelation, the Poetic Imagination, and the Archaeology of the Imagination,’ with Donna Gregory, in Charles Winquist, The Archaeology of the Imagination. JAAR Thematic Supplements, 1980.
  • “Religion and the Humanistic Society,” in Al Koenig (ed.), The Humanistic Society. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1981.
  • “Notes on Parareligious Movements,” in Henry B. Clark (ed.), Freedom of Religion in America: Historical Roots, Philosophical Concepts, and Contemporary Problems. Los Angeles, CA: Center for the Study of the American Experience, Transaction Books, 1982.
  • “The Deconstruction of God,” in Carl Raschke (ed.), Deconstruction and Theology. New York: Crossroads, 1982.
  • “The Image of the Beast: Theology and the Thought of Difference,” in Carl Raschke (ed.) New Dimensions in Philosophical Theology. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1982.
  • “On Rereading Romans 1-6, or Overcoming the Hermeneutics of Suspicion”, in Ex Auditu, Vol. 1, 1985.
  • “New Age Economics” in Robert Basil, Not Necessarily the New Age: Critical Essays. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1988. “Jacques Lacan and the Magic of Desire”, in Edith Wyschogrod, David Crownfield, and Carl Raschke (eds.), Jacques Lacan and Theological Discourse. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1989.
  • “Deconstructionism,” in The New Handbook of Christian Theology. Nashville, TN: 1992.
  • “The Search for Authentic Selfhood”, in Religions of the New Age. Louisville, KY: Westminster/ John Knox Press, 1993.
  • “Fire and Roses,” in Phillipa Berry, Shadow of Spirit: Postmodern Culture and the Rebirth of Signification. Cambridge: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1993.
  • Preface and Afterword to Lessons from the Light by Gail Feldman (New York: Random House, 1993).
  • “The Humanities at the Core” in Robert Stevens et. al. (eds.), The Core and the Canon (Denton TX: University of North Texas Press, 1993).
  • “New Age Spirituality” in Peter Van Ness (ed.), Spirituality and the Secular Quest (New York: Crossroad Publishing, 1996).
  • “Mark Taylor,” in The New Handbook of Christian Theology. Nashville, TN: 1996.
  • “God and Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Toward a Reconsideration of the Discipline of Religious Studies”, in Janet Lacobs and Donald Capps, Religion, Society, and Psychoanalysis (New York: Harper Collins, 1997).
  • Six different articles in the Harper Dictionary of Religion, 1995.
  • Two different articles in the MacMillan Encyclopedia of American Religion, 2000.
  • A-dieu to Derrida” in Clayton Crockett (ed.), Secular Theology (New York: Routledge, 2001).
  • “Indian Territory: Postmodern Theology Under the Sign of Freedom,” in Graham Ward (ed.), Companion to Postmodern Theology (London: Blackwell, 2001).
  • Introduction, The Republic of Faith: The Search for Agreement Amid Diversity in American Religion. Edited by Carl Raschke and William Dean. Denver CO: The Davies Group Publishers, 2002.
  • Preface, The Surface of the Deep. Denver CO: Edited by Clayton Crockett and Jefferey Robbins. Denver CO: The Davies Group Publishers, 2002.
  • “9/11 and the Aftershocks: Rethinking American Secularism and Religious Pluralism”, in Alan Mittleman, ed., Religion as a Public Good (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).
  • “Rending the Veil of the Temple: “The Death of God as Sacrificium Representationis”, in Brian Schroeder and Lissa McCullough, Thinking Through the Death of God (Albany NY: SUNY Press, 2004).
  • “Gordon Kaufman” in William Dean et. al. (eds.), Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 1860-1960. Continuum/Thoemmes Publishing, 2004.
  • “Thomas J. J. Altizer” in William Dean et. al. (eds.), Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 1860-1960. Continuum/Thoemmes Publishing, 2004.
  • “The New Space of the University in the Digital Age,” in The Encyclopedia of Online Learning and Technology. The Idea Group, 2005.
  • “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” in Christianity: The Complete Guide. Continuum, 2005.
  • “On Witches and Witchhunts: Violence, Counterviolence, and the Writing of Religion”, in Clayton Crockett (ed.), Religion and Violence in a Secular World. University of Virginia Press, 2006.
  • “The Politics of Ritual Abuse” in Randy Noblitt and Pamela P. Noblitt, Ritual Abuse in the Twenty First Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (Thomas Reed. 2008).

Articles

  • “Writing as a Way of Teaching Students How to Talk ‘Art Talk,’” in Teaching and Troubling Writing Intensive Courses, edited by Doug Hesse, 2nd edition (University of Denver Writing Program, 2010), 75-8.
  • “Do We Really Get Romans? A Little Badiou and Žižek Can Help,” The Church and Postmodern Culture, July 2010.
  • “Specters of Rage in an Age of Change: Sloterdijk and the ‘End” of the Postmodern,” The Church and Postmodern Culture, August 2010..
  • “Bono’s Dream of Capitalism without Capital? Don’t You Dare Steal My Enjoyment!”, The Other Journal 17 (Feb. 2010)
  • “Derrida, Kandinsky, and the Force of Art.” The Church and Postmodern Culture.         July 4, 2009.
  • “The Dark Knight of Postmodern Politics.” The Other Journal 13 (October 8, 2009).
  • “Evangelicals in the Public Square”. Social Science and Modern Society. 46 (March/April 2009): 147-54.
  • “Jesus: Nicht ‘zufällig auch’ eine Jude” [„Jesus: Not Your Accidental Jew“], trans. into the German by Dietrich Fischer-Dörl. Die Gemeinde 5 (March 2009): 6-7.
  • “From Church to Rhizone: Reconfiguring Theological Education for the Postmodern Era.” The Other Journal 12 (Summer 2008).
  • “The Religion of Politics: Concerning A Postmodern Political Theology “To Come”.       Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. Winter 2008.
  • “The Weakness of God…and of Theological Thought for That Matter.” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. Winter 2007.
  • “The Emergency of Christianity,” Mars Hill Cross Talk, 2006.
  • “Derrida and the Return of Religion: Religious Theory After Postmodernism,” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. Spring 2005.
  • “Catholics as Values Voters”, Guernica, October 2004.
  • “Bataille’s Gift,” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. December 2003.
  • “From Religion to Faith: Levinasian Ethics and the Grammar of Address, Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, December 2002.
  • “Loosening Philosophy’s Tongue. “Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, April 2002.
  • “The Deposition of the Sign.” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, December 2001.
  • “About ‘About Religion’: A Conversation with Mark Taylor. Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, April 2001.
  • “Paratheology: The Study of Religion and the Science of the Negative.” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, December 2000.
  • “Heterological History: A Conversation with Edith Wyschogrod,” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, April 2000.
  • “From the Sacred to the Semiotic: Theorizing Religion at the Turn of the Millennium”. Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, December 1999.
  • “Beyond Education”, Syllabus (November/December 1999).
  • “Thunder at the Torrent: A Postmodern Reading of Judges”, Mars Hill Review, 1998.
  • “Digital Culture, The Third Knowledge Revolution, and the Coming of the Hyperuniversity,” Syllabus (March 1998).
  • “Fire and Roses: Toward Authentic Post-Modern Religious Thinking”, Journal of the American Academy of Religion (Winter 1991).
  • “The Deconstructive Imagination: A Response to Mark Taylor”, Religion in Intellectual Life (Winter 1988).
  • What is the New Age?” Bottom Line Personal. (September 1988).
  • “A New Age Dictionary.” Bottom Line Personal. (November 1988). “
  • “The New Age Movement and Anti-Semitism”. Special Report: The Talmudic Research Institute (1988).
  • “Satanism in America”. Eternity (Fall 1988).
  • “The Philosophical Traditions That Science Left Behind”, Contemporary Philosophy (September 1987).
  • “Textuality and Scripture.” Semeia (Fall 1987). “
  • “Turing’s Man or Yahweh’s Witnesses: Rethinking How We Think Philosophically About Computers”. Contemporary Philosophy (January 1986).”
  • “Religious Experience and Modern Synthetic Religiosity”. Journal of Dharma (1986).
  • “Religious Studies and the Default of Critical Intelligence”. Journal of the American Academy of Religion (Spring 1986).
  • Satanism and the Devolution of the New Religions”. SCP Journal (Fall 1985).
  • “Harlequins and Beggars: Deconstruction and the Face of Fashionable Nihilism.” Denver Quarterly. (Spring 1985).
  • “Against Evolutionism: A Critique of Systems Philosophy and its Role in the Mapping of Global Futures”. Contemporary Philosophy (Spring 1984).
  • “Religious Studies and the End of the Mandate of the Sixties.” Bulletin of the Council of the Study of Religion (December 1983).
  • “From God to Infinity, or Why Science Raided Religion’s Patent on Mystery.” Zygon (September 1982).
  • “Theology, Hermeneutics, and the Shattering of Foundations.” Encounter (Autumn 1982).
  • “Reality is Right-Angled: Preface to a Future Quantum Metaphysics.” Contemporary Philosophy (Fall 1982).
  • “Religious Pluralism and Truth.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion. (March 1982).
  • “Imagination, Infinity and Intimacy,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion (Supplement 1981).
  • “The Omnijective Universe: The New Physics, Quantum Inseparability, and the End of Reifying Science.” Contemporary Philosophy (Fall 1981).
  • “Revelation and Conversion: A Semantic Appraisal.” Anglican Theological Review (Spring 1980).
  • “The Redistribution of Income: Bedrock of a New Economic Democracy,” Christianity & Crisis (February. 1980).
  • “Economic Democracy: From Slogan to Promise.” Christianity & Crisis (February 1980).
  • “From Abstract to Personalistic Humanism.” Contemporary Philosophy (Winter 1980).
  • “The New Cosmology and the Overcoming of Metaphysics.” Philosophy Today (Fall 1980).
  • “Revelation, the Poetic Imagination, and the Archeology of the Feminine,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion (December 1980).
  • “Eschatology as the Revelation of the Interpersonal.” Cross Currents (Spring 1979).
  • “The End of Theology.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion (March 1978).
  • “The Death of God the Father.” Iliff Review (Spring 1978).
  • “Paul Ricoeur and Religious Language: From Lebensform to the Work of Discourse.” Iliff Review (Fall 1978).
  • “Hermeneutics as Historical Process: Discourse, Text, and the Revolution of Symbols.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion (March 1977).
  • “The New Positive Thinkers,” Theology Today (October 1976).
  • “The Relevance of Religious Studies, or What Do You Say to a Naked Guru?” Free (January 1974).
  • “The New Religious Revolution and the Rupture of Tradition,” Iliff Review. (Spring 1974).
  • “The Religious Roots of Nonviolence,” Network (March, 1974).
  • “The New Religions and the Rupture of Tradition,” Iliff Review (July 22, 1974).
  • “‘Resource Scarcity’ and the Ethics of Responsibility,” Christianity & Crisis (July 22, 1974).
  • “Utopian Consciousness and the Ethics of Scarcity,” Dialog (Fall 1974).
  • “Demystifying Inflation”, Christianity & Crisis (November 25, 1974).
  • “Exorcising the Devils of Watergate,” Christian Century (December 18, 1974).
  • “Meaning and Saying in Religion: Beyond Language Games.” Harvard Theological Review (April 1974).
  • “The Fantasies of the New Theologians.” Christian Century (March 5, 1974).
  • “The Monstrosity of Žižek’s Christianity.” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 11:2. Spring 2011. http://www.jcrt.org.
  • “Globalization and Theology.” Religion Compass:, 5/11 (2011): 638–64.
  • “Hunger and Love: The Logic of Late Capitalism Unwinds into the Postmodern Apocalypse”, The Other Journal 11 (2011): 28.
  • “”Inverting” the Apocalypse: Zizek, Gunjivic, and Other Ways of Living Through the End Times”, The Other Journal 8 (2012): 13.
  • “Agamben and the Revival of a Global Political Theology – From an Economy of Resentment to an Economy of Glory”, The Other Journal 3 (2012): 25.
  • “Postmodernism and the Revolution in Religious Theory”, Political Theology Today, Sept. 25, 2012.
  • “Confronting the Current Crisis of Liberal Democracy: Toward a Genealogical Reading of the ‘Force of God’ Behind Every Political Theology”, Political Theology Today, Oct. 29, 2012.
  • “Democracy and the Debt Crisis,” Political Theology Today, Jan. 7, 2013.
  • “Let’s Stop Playing Worldview Wii,” The Other Journal, Jan. 28, 2013.
  • “Toxic Economies, Part I,” Political Theology Today, Feb. 2, 2013.
  • “Taking Semiotics to Church” (Review), The Other Journal, Feb. 4, 2013.
  • “Democratic Revolutions and Gun Rights,” Political Theology Today,       March 2, 2013.
  • “Sloterdijk as First Philosopher of Globalization,” Journal for Cultural and Religioius Theory 12, 3 (Spring 2013): 1-19.
  • “Boston and the Specter of the Total Security State,” Political Theology Today, May 5, 2013.
  • “The Humanities,” Encylopedia of Sciences and Religions (Heidelberg: Springer, 2013). Hardcover and online.
  • “Virtue Ethics” (with Joshua Ramos), Encylopedia of Sciences and Religions (Heidelberg: Springer, 2013).       Hardcover and online.
  • “Gnosticism”, Encylopedia of Sciences and Religions (Heidelberg: Springer, 2013). Hardcover and online.
  • “Science and Protestantism,” Encylopedia of Sciences and Religions (Heidelberg: Springer, 2013).       Hardcover and online.
  • “From Alchemy to Revolution: An Interview with Carl Raschke”, Journal for Cultural and Religioius Theory 12, 3 (Spring 2013): 149-60.
  • “The Strangest of Things Pomo – The Resurrection,” The Other Journal, June 24, 2013.
  • “The Revolution Against the State,” Political Theology Today,       July 3, 2013.
  • “Luther, Lacan, and the Heart of Human Destiny – What Psychoanalysis Can Tell Us About Our Own Political Theology (A Review)”, Political Theology Today, Aug. 2, 2013.
  • “The Revival of Critical Theory”, Political Theology Today, Sept. 2, 2013.
  • The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Corporate Statist Complex”, Political Theology Today, Jan. 14, 2014.
  • Dumb and Dumber – Why the Economy of the Future Depends on the Humanities, Political Theology Today , Nov. 7, 2013.
  • “Dust Bowl” Politics and Our Ongoing Economic Crises – Envisioning a New Global Oikoumene”, Political Theology Today , Oct. 8, 2013,.
  • “The Revival of Critical Theory”, Political Theology Today , Sept. 4, 2012.
  • “Outlaw Justice: Was Paul Really a Political Theologian”, The Church and Postmodern Culture, Oct. 11, 2013,.
  • Review of “The Allure of Decadent Thinking” by Carl Olson, forthcoming in next issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Religion.
  • “Force and Deconstruction,” in Victor Taylor, ed., Divisible Derrida, Noesis Press, 2015
  • “Subjectification, Salvation, and the Real in Luther and Lacan,” in Creston Davis et. al., Theology After Lacan: The Passion for the Real (Eugene OR: Wipf & Stock, 2014), 58-70.
  • “Beyond the Death of Art,” Avenir, June 2014.
  • “There is No Such Thing as Church”, The Other Journal, June 2014.
  •  “The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Corporate Statist Complex”, Political Theology Today, Jan. 2014.
  •  “From Critical Theory to a New ‘Critical Theology’”, Political Theology Today, Feb. 2014
  • March, Osage County – What Ukraine Reveals About our Dysfunctional Family of Liberal Democracies, “Political Theology Today, Mar. 2014
  • “Russia, America, and the Rebirth of History,” Political Theology Today, April 2014.
  • Democracy No Longer to Come,” Political Theology Today, May 2014.
  • The Student Loan Crisis and the Strained Promises of the ‘Knowledge Society’”, Political Theology Today, June 2014.
  • The End of ‘Grand Narratives’ and America’s ‘Spiritual Recession’”, Political Theology Today, July 2014.
  • The (Global) Society of the (Grisly) Spectacle: ISIS and the Media-Smart Islamist Internationale, “Political Theology Today, August 2014.
  • The ‘Third Iraq War’ and the Tragedy of American History, Political Theology Today, Sept. 2014
  • “The Scarecrow in the Cucumber Field – ISIL, Ebola, and the End of the World (Order) As We Know It”, Political Theology Today, Oct. 2014.
  • A Revisionist Reading of the Midterm Elections, or the Unmentionable Contradictions of the New Knowledge Economy,” Political Theology Today, Nov. 2014.
  • Rage, Racism, and the New Global Biopolitics of Identity and Difference – Reflections on the Meaning of the Concentration Camp,” Political Theology Today, Dec. 2014.
  • Universalism versus Multiculturalism – The Crisis of Liberal Democracy in the Aftermath of the Paris Massacres,” Political Theology Today, Jan. 2015.
  • “Force of God” – The Hidden Passkey to the Looming Crisis of the Global Economy. Political Theology Today. Aug. 2015
  • “A New Way of Being Green – Why Pope Francis’ Encyclical Is Not Ultimately About The Environment”. Political Theology Today, June 2015.
  • The Great Tribulation of Global Neoliberalism – What Greece and ISIS Warn Us Of.”  Political Theology Today, May 2015.
  • “Putting Picasso on the Economic Development Council – The Arts and “Creative Placemaking”. Avenir, 2015.
  • “ The Clash of Victimizations – How A Babble of Grievances Impedes the Struggle for Real Justice.” Political Theology Today, April, 2015.
  • “The Middle East and the Unintended Consequences of Our ‘Willful Ignorance’. Political Theology Today, March 2015.
  • “Subjectification, Salvation, and the Real in Luther and Lacan.” In Theology After Lacan, ed. Creston Davis. 58-70. Eugene OR: Wipf and Stock. 2015.
  • “Religion After 9/11 – An Ambiguous Legacy.” In Religion in America. Ed. by GaryLaderman. 2nd ed. 813-31. Santa Barbara CA: ABC-Clio. 2014.
  • “Gnosticism: Theological Exchanges, Current Issues.” In Handbook of Religion. 552-556. Grand Rapids MI: Baker, 2014.
  • “Gnosticism: History, Beliefs, Practices.” In       Handbook of Religion. edited by Terry C. Muck, Harold A. Netland, and Gerald R. McDermott. 1st ed. 547-551.  Grand Rapids MI: Baker Academic Books, 2014.