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Forging Ploughshares

Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom

Paul Axton continues preaching on Hebrews. Chapter 11 characterizes faith as the capacity to face the reality of death and to trust God. This resurrection faith does not fall into the lie of denying or fearing death. But as with Martin Luther King Jr., and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, there is an acceptance of suffering and futility and a capacity for endurance to be found in living by the vision of an alternative through faith.

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Paul completes his four-part series depicting the working of the law of sin and death through the life of Yukio Mishima.

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Paul Axton talks about Mishima's turn from writing to a turn to duty: Where his writing stood over and against his father his will now shape his life according to the word of his father by silencing his ego and taking up a path toward his own self-destruction.

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Paul Axton continues his exploration of Yukio Mishima, primarily working with his autobiographical novel Confessions of a Mask. Paul describes the turn away from love to self-destruction as a moral masochism in service to the law.

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Paul Axton preaches on whether faith is subjective or objective.

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Paul Axton and Jonathan Totty talk about how evil is not a problem for Aquinas and becomes a problem only with the shift taking place in in his lifetime.

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Paul Axton continues his use of Japan to illustrate his theological understanding. Yukio Mishima explains his justification for his traditional suicide in language that gets at the human struggle at its most basic level and which the New Testament describes as the law of sin and death.

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Paul Axton begins to trace the origins of his discovery of dialectic in orientalism, Tadanobu Tsunoda, and Takeo Doi.

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Paul concludes his study in Hebrews.

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Jonathan Totty interviews Paul Axton on his experience in Japan. Paul describes why and how he ended up doing an analysis of psychoanalytic readings of Paul as a result of his experience.

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