A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne

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About this ebook

A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne features 12 essays which tackle many of the major problems of philosophy and theology.

The following essays are included in this volume:

- A Listener-Centred, Dialectical Model for Popular Music Analysis

- Heraclitus and the Nature of Change

- The Schopenhauerian Concept of Will

- The Soul in Christianity and Platonism

- George Eliot and Feuerbach on God and the Good

- Karl Rahner’s Anthropology

- Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Election

- The Trinity and Suffering

- A Letter to George Eliot about God and the Good

- God and Suffering: Approaches and Issues

- An Almighty Predicament: A Discourse on the Arguments For and Against Christianity

- The Only Question You Ever Need Ask

The first essay in this volume is Colborne's first-class undergraduate dissertation, written during his final year of study at the University of Westminster. The essay presents a radical approach to music analysis.

The majority of the included essays were written during Colborne's postgraduate studies at Heythrop College, University of London. While Colborne enrolled to study an MA in Philosophy and Religion, he was admitted to psychiatric hospital prior to completing his studies. He graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate.

The Heythrop essays include a discussion of the nature of the human soul, as well as various discourses related to the subject of suffering. Colborne also examines the ideas of several important figures in Western philosophy, including Heraclitus, Schopenhauer, and others. The ideas of various contemporary writers and theologians are also explored, including Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, and George Eliot.

The final two essays in the book were written some years later. These essays offer profound insights into the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament, with specific reference to Christian theology. As with so much of Colborne's work, the problem of suffering is a key focus.

A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne presents some of Colborne's finest work and readers will finish the book having gained a thorough understanding of Colborne's philosophical worldview and most important academic contributions.

About the author

Steven Colborne is the author of more than a dozen books in the philosophical theology genre. His work offers deep insights into all of the big problems of philosophy and theology, with a focus on the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament, especially (but not only) as it relates to the Christian worldview.

Steven is a first-class BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Westminster and holds a PG Cert in Philosophy and Religion from Heythrop College, University of London. He was born in Cambridge, grew up in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and currently lives in London, England. The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Steven has had a remarkable spiritual journey which has involved immersive explorations of both Eastern and Western spirituality, as well as several spells in psychiatric hospital following episodes of psychosis.

Among other books, Steven’s catalogue of releases includes a compilation of academic essays (A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne), a collection of prayers, poems, discourses and dialogues (The God Articles) and a systematic presentation of his philosophical perspective (God’s Grand Game: Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground). As well as being a prolific author, Steven also runs the popular philosophy blog Perfect Chaos, where he has written over 500 articles for an audience of over 6000 subscribers from more than 200 different countries.

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