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Paul Axton interviews Douglas Campbell, a professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School who is known for studies of Paul's writings that command the respect of scholars worldwide, discussing the details of his work on Romans and his larger understanding of theology.

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Hegel

Paul Axton proposes that the key idea of Hegel is explained through his interaction with Kant, Descartes, and the thought he gave rise to in psychoanalysis.

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Richard Rohr's depiction of the Universal Christ is providing an answer to a generational disaffection from Evangelicalism. Paul Axton and Sharon Klingemann discuss his work.

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Paul Axton explains that the common approach to religion - Pluralist, Inclusivist, Exclusivist - fails to understand the specificity of salvation in each religion and Christianity in particular.

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In this podcast, Paul Axton compares the work of Mircea Eliade, the father of religious studies, and Peter Berger, the father of the notion of the social construction of reality, so as to arrive at a biblical understanding of religion.

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In this discussion Aaron Woods describes his work in Jerusalem teaching peace to Muslim children in a Christian school.

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Paul Axton concludes the series on various ways of engineering death in orientalism, occidentalism, and particular modes of enculturation the extreme form of sickness - the serial killer or the homicidal and genocidal tendency - by linking to a universal construct addressed in the death of Christ.

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Paul Axton illustrates the way in which death is engineered into the purpose of life and culture in this analysis of Takeo Doi.

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Paul Axton traces the manner in which Freud was taken up in Japan and the deep resonance between his theory and a Japanese sensibility.

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Paul Axton explains that orientalism is not simply academic or nationalistic but is intimately tied to psychology and human interiority. Japanese used the work of Sigmund Freud, very much an orientalist, so as to manufacture an identity to ward off and reverse the denigrating assessments of the West. Japanese psychologists and texts literally reverse Freud and his valuation system and this reversal has become a key part of the Japanese search for identity.

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