This is the collection of my papers written during my studies at the Graduate
Theological Union, 1999-2001, for which I received an M.A. in theology.
The following are in pdf/Acrobat format:
Master's Thesis of October, 2001: "Relatedness and Empowerment:
Toward a New Poverty Reduction Agenda for the Emerging Civil Society."
1. Thesis Intro
of contents & introduction. 45 kb.
2. Thesis Chapter 1
The wages of poverty;
meanings of relatedness; the empowerment agenda and worldly powers; empowerment
through civil society. 114 kb.
3. Thesis Chapter 2
Case studies on
Cross River, Nigeria; indigenous Ecuador; and Jubilee 2000. 87 kb.
4. Thesis Chapter 3
Toward a new agenda:
justice and solidarity in politics and economics; religious understandings;
conclusion; and bibliography. 86 kb.
"Eli's Gift" script draft
play concerning human gene therapy. May, 2001
The trials of gene therapy: a study guide
for the play "Eli's Gift"
Ethical issues in the death of Jesse Gelsinger.
Beyond the deep brain-stem: the openness
of the native dreamer
Native American spirituality
and process philosophy in the science-and-religion dialogue
Theology, Ethics, etc.
Theological aesthetics of performance
December, 2000. A rather wide-ranging discussion of experience, relationality,
nature, and the performing arts.
Dissolving the boundaries of oppression:
oppressed, oppressors, and the challenge of solidarity
December, 2000. A
look at some issues from liberation theology.
Rethinking the State of Nature: on Locke's
second treatise of government
December, 2000. In which I diss Locke for
his individualistic bent.
Can Christian ethics countenance a coup d'etat? The case
of Ecuador, January 21, 2000
In the realm of searchers: Buddhist meditation
practices, Christian practicioners
Eastern meditation: perspectives from ethics
and the science-religion dialogue
A moral autobiography
The world that continues: rethinking apocalyptic vision
Science and Religion
Morality emergent, morality commanded: biology
and theology in the thinking of Rolston and Hefner
Constructing the human by the light of science: theological
anthropology of Barbour, Peacocke and Hefner
Review of "A Neuropsychological-Semiotic Model
of Religious Experiences"
The following are short essays, in html:
Irenaeus's Arguments against the Gnostics
The Experience of the Early Christian Martyrs
Augustine and Confessions
Humble Holiness in the Monastery: the Demand for Obedience
in Benedict's Rule
Bonaventure's Journey to God, Seven Centuries Later
I am the light that is above everything, I am all; all
came forth from me and all has returned to me. Split the wood and I am there.
Lift up the stone and you will find me there.
Jesus, The Gospel of Thomas, 77