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James Carse



James Carse, PhD, (1932–2020) was an American author, historian, religious scholar, and professor. Carse’s books and study focus on the intersection between religious thought and science, philosophy, literature, and political theory.

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James Carse: Belief, Religion & Science

Scholar and teacher James Carse shows that religion and belief are in opposition not alliance. Science, he says, should not slip into "belief."

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Why Extraordinary People Create Their “Category of One”

While we are used to viewing competition as a standard for measuring performance, ultimate success in life is not determined by standardized tests and practices.

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Breakfast at the Victory: The Mysticism of Ordinary Experience

In Breakfast at the Victory: The Mysticism of Ordinary Experience James P. Carse reflects upon happenings in his life which have been "bounded by the boundless.

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Playing the Infinite Game During the Meta Crisis with James Carse

James Carse (Finite and Infinite Games) visits the Stoa to discuss how we can play the infinite game during the meta-crisis.

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Religious War in Light of the Infinite Game | James Carse

Behind current headlines is the loom of religious war. Behind THAT is the "infinite game" of religion itself. They contradict each other. They meet in this lecture.

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The Religious Case Against Belief

An insightful explanation for why belief–not religion–keeps us in a perilous state of willful ignorance Through careful, creative analysis, James P.

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Holy Restlessness

It is not answers that pull many people into the religious life, it is questions. The person who lives deeply and enduringly with, and within, a religion often finds that he is surrounded by ever more doubts as he goes on, not convictions.

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9. Dr. James Carse - Where's the Truth in True Belief?

This talk was presented at the University of Toronto Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Mind on October 26th, 2014.

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The Gospel of the Beloved Disciple

Written from the perspective of a woman disciple, a thought-provoking, evocative Gospel offers a vivid portrait of a very human Jesus Christ, one with a sense of humor, who rejects conventional pieties and relates stories imbued with the profound mystery and relevancy of his teachings.

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