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  1. Reforming Theological Anthropology: After the Philosophical Turn to Relationality.F. LeRon Shults - 2003
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    Multiple Axialities: A Computational Model of the Axial Age.F. LeRon Shults, Wesley J. Wildman, Justin E. Lane, Christopher J. Lynch & Saikou Diallo - 2018 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 18 (5):537-564.
    Debates over the causes and consequences of the “Axial Age” – and its relevance for understanding and explaining “modernity” – continue to rage within and across a wide variety of academic disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, archaeology, history, social theory, and cognitive science. We present a computational model that synthesizes three leading theories about the emergence of axial civilizations. Although these theories are often treated as competitors, our computational model shows how their most important conceptual insights and empirically based causal claims (...)
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    Minding morality: ethical artificial societies for public policy modeling.Saikou Y. Diallo, F. LeRon Shults & Wesley J. Wildman - 2021 - AI and Society 36 (1):49-57.
    Public policies are designed to have an impact on particular societies, yet policy-oriented computer models and simulations often focus more on articulating the policies to be applied than on realistically rendering the cultural dynamics of the target society. This approach can lead to policy assessments that ignore crucial social contextual factors. For example, by leaving out distinctive moral and normative dimensions of cultural contexts in artificial societies, estimations of downstream policy effectiveness fail to account for dynamics that are fundamental in (...)
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    Human Simulation: Perspectives, Insights, and Applications.Saikou Y. Diallo, Wesley J. Wildman, F. LeRon Shults & Andreas Tolk (eds.) - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
    This uniquely inspirational and practical book explores human simulation, which is the application of computational modeling and simulation to research subjects in the humanities disciplines. It delves into the fascinating process of collaboration among experts who usually don’t have much to do with one another – computer engineers and humanities scholars – from the perspective of the humanities scholars. It also explains the process of developing models and simulations in these interdisciplinary teams. Each chapter takes the reader on a journey, (...)
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    Distributive effervescence: emotional energy and social cohesion in secularizing societies.Kevin McCaffree & F. LeRon Shults - 2022 - Theory and Society 51 (2):233-268.
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  6. Reforming the Doctrine of God.F. LeRon Shults - 2006 - Ars Disputandi 6:1566-5399.
     
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    Iconoclastic Theology: Gilles Deleuze and the Secretion of Atheism.F. LeRon Shults - 2014 - Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    F. LeRon Shults explores DeleuzeOCOs fascination with theological themes and shows how his entire corpus can be understood as a creative atheist machine that liberates thinking, acting and feeling."e.
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    Computer Modeling in Philosophy of Religion.F. LeRon Shults - 2019 - Open Philosophy 2 (1):108-125.
    How might philosophy of religion be impacted by developments in computational modeling and social simulation? After briefly describing some of the content and context biases that have shaped traditional philosophy of religion, this article provides examples of computational models that illustrate the explanatory power of conceptually clear and empirically validated causal architectures informed by the bio-cultural sciences. It also outlines some of the material implications of these developments for broader metaphysical and metaethical discussions in philosophy. Computer modeling and simulation can (...)
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  9. Transforming Spirituality: Integrating Theology and Psychology.F. LeRon Shults & Steven J. Sandage - 2006
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    Human Simulation as the Lingua Franca for Computational Social Sciences and Humanities: Potential and Pitfalls.Andreas Tolk, Wesley J. Wildman, F. LeRon Shults & Saikou Y. Diallo - 2018 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 18 (5):462-482.
    The social sciences and humanities are fragmented into specialized areas, each with their own parlance and procedures. This hinders information sharing and the growth of a coherent body of knowledge. Modeling and simulation can be the scientific lingua franca, or shared technical language, that can unite, integrate, and relate relevant parts of these diverse disciplines.Models are well established in the scientific community as mediators, contributors, and enablers of scientific knowledge. We propose a potentially revolutionary linkage between social sciences, humanities and (...)
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  11. Christology and Science.F. LeRon Shults - 2008 - William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co..
    Interdisciplinary dialogue with contemporary sciences question the coherence and plausibility of many traditional Christological formulations. This book attempts to show that engaging in this interdisciplinary endeavour is both possible and promising.
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  12. Transforming theological symbols.F. LeRon Shults - 2010 - Zygon 45 (3):713-732.
    In this essay I explore the need for transforming the Christian theological symbols of the Trinity, Incarnation, and Redemption, which arose in the context of neo-Platonic metaphysics, in light of late modern, especially Peircean, metaphysics and categories. I engage and attempt to complement the proposal by Andrew Robinson and Christopher Southgate (in this issue of Zygon) with insights from the Peircean-inspired philosophical theology of Robert Neville. I argue that their proposal can be strengthened by acknowledging the way in which theological (...)
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    Simulating Machines: Modelling, Metaphysics and the Mechanosphere.F. LeRon Shults - 2020 - Deleuze and Guattari Studies 14 (3):349-374.
    This article explores some of the ways in which the conceptual apparatus of A Thousand Plateaus, and especially its machinic metaphysics, can be connected to recent developments in computer modelling and social simulation, which provide new tools for thinking that are becoming increasingly popular among philosophers and social scientists. Conversely, the successful deployment of these tools provides warrant for the flat ontology articulated in A Thousand Plateaus and therefore contributes to the ‘reversal of Platonism’ for which Deleuze had called in (...)
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  14. The Faces of Forgiveness: Searching for Wholeness and Salvation.F. LeRon Shults & Steven J. Sandage - 2003
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    Practicing safe sects: religious reproduction in scientific and philosophical perspective.F. LeRon Shults - 2018 - Boston: Brill.
    In Practicing Safe Sects F. LeRon Shults provides scientific and philosophical resources for having “the talk” about religious reproduction: where do gods come from – and what are the costs of bearing them in our culturally pluralistic, ecologically fragile environment?
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    A potential explanation for self-radicalisation.Justin E. Lane, F. LeRon Shults & Wesley J. Wildman - 2018 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41.
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    Cognition, Culture, and Social Simulation.Justin E. Lane & F. LeRon Shults - 2018 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 18 (5):451-461.
    The use of modeling and simulation methodologies is growing rapidly across the psychological and social sciences. After a brief introduction to the relevance of computational methods for research on human cognition and culture, we describe the sense in which computer models and simulations can be understood, respectively, as “theories” and “predictions.” Most readers of JoCC are interested in integrating micro- and macro-level theories and in pursuing empirical research that informs scientific predictions, and we argue that M&S provides a powerful new (...)
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    Strategies for Promoting Safe Sects: Response to Brandon Daniel-Hughes and Jeffrey B. Speaks.F. LeRon Shults - 2018 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 39 (3):80-93.
    I am extremely grateful to Brandon Daniel-Hughes and Jeffrey Speaks for their careful reading of my proposals in Theology after the Birth of God and Practicing Safe Sects and for their insightful suggestions for clarifying the project and following out its social implications. Both essays were instructive and provocative, providing exactly the kind of critical and constructive commentary that authors hope their work will evoke. We share a great deal in common, including a robustly naturalist metaphysics, an appreciation for the (...)
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  19. A philosophical introduction to "divine action".F. LeRon Shults - 2009 - In Fount LeRon Shults, Nancey C. Murphy & Robert John Russell (eds.), Philosophy, science and divine action. Boston: Brill.
  20. The Holy Spirit.F. LeRon Shults & Andrea Hollingsworth - 2008
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    What’s the Use? Pragmatic Reflections on Neville’s Ultimates.F. LeRon Shults - 2015 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 36 (1):69-80.
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    Theology after the birth of God: Atheist conceptions in cognition and culture.F. LeRon Shults - 2014 - New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Engaging recent developments within the bio-cultural study of religion, Shults unveils the evolved cognitive and coalitional mechanisms by which god-conceptions are engendered in minds and nurtured in societies. He discovers and attempts to liberate a radically atheist trajectory that has long been suppressed within the discipline of theology.
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  23. The Postfoundationalist Task of Theology: Wolfhart Pannenberg and the New Theological Rationality.F. LeRon Shults - 1999
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    The Moral Foundations of Left-Wing Authoritarianism: On the Character, Cohesion, and Clout of Tribal Equalitarian Discourse.Justin E. Lane, Kevin McCaffre & F. LeRon Shults - 2023 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 23 (1-2):65-97.
    Left-wing authoritarianism remains far less understood than right-wing authoritarianism. We contribute to literature on the former, which typically relies on surveys, using a new social media analytic approach. We use a list of 60 terms to provide an exploratory sketch of the outlines of a political ideology – tribal equalitarianism – with origins in 19th and 20th century social philosophy. We then use analyses of the English Corpus of Google Books (n > 8 million books) and scraped unique tweets from (...)
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  25. Wising up: The evolution of natural theology.F. LeRon Shults - 2012 - Zygon 47 (3):542-548.
    Abstract This essay is in response to Professor Celia Deane-Drummond's 2012 Boyle lectures. The first part calls attention to the value and significance of her “sophianic theo-drama hypothesis” for the contemporary engagement between Christian theology and evolutionary science. In a sense, her proposal itself is a religious “adaptation” to changes within an international, interdisciplinary academic environment. The second part of the essay explores the rapidly shrinking “niche” of Christian natural theology and briefly summarizes an alternative set of hypotheses from the (...)
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    Deleuze and the schizoanalysis of religion.Lindsay Powell-Jones & F. LeRon Shults (eds.) - 2016 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    This volume brings together some of the leading voices in the field of Deleuze studies to explore - and practice - a variety of approaches to the schizoanalysis of religion. The authors share an enthusiasm for applying Deleuze and Guattari's schizoanalytic project to "religion," but they display significantly different ways of carrying out its creative and destructive tasks. As a whole, the book addresses the relevance of Deleuze for contemporary developments in political theology, liberation theology, Christian doctrine, and the recent (...)
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    Author’s Comment.F. LeRon Shults - 2003 - Tradition and Discovery 30 (1):37-37.
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    Christology and ethics.F. LeRon Shults & Brent Waters (eds.) - 2010 - Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co..
    This book brings together leading theologians and ethicists to explore the neglected relationship between Christology and ethics.
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    Constitutive relationality in anthropology and Trinity: The shaping of the imago Dei doctrine in Barth and Pannenberg.F. LeRon Shults - 1997 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 39 (3):304-322.
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    God After Darwin.F. LeRon Shults - 2001 - Tradition and Discovery 28 (1):35-36.
  31. God and the World of Signs: Semiotics and Theology.F. LeRon Shults - 2010 - Zygon 45 (3).
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    Gilles Deleuze and the Atheist Machine: The Achievement of Philosophy.F. LeRon Shults - 2024 - Edinburgh University Press.
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    Religion in multidisciplinary perspective: philosophical, theological, and scientific approaches to Wesley J. Wildman.F. Leron Shults & Robert Cummings Neville (eds.) - 2022 - Albany: SUNY Press.
    Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective provides the first comprehensive treatment of the work of Wesley J. Wildman, one of the most inventive thinkers in the field of religious studies. Scholars with expertise in philosophical, theological, and scientific approaches to the study of religion offer critical and constructive engagements with Wildman's astonishingly creative and integrative oeuvre. The essays address themes that will be of interest to those concerned with the current state of scholarship on religion from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, (...)
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    Trinitarian Faith Seeking Transformative Understanding.F. LeRon Shults - 2006 - In Philip Clayton (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science. Oxford University Press. pp. 488-502.
    Accession Number: ATLA0001712247; Hosting Book Page Citation: p 488-502.; Language(s): English; General Note: Bibliography: p 501-502.; Issued by ATLA: 20130825; Publication Type: Essay.
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    Theology, Science, and Relationality: Interdisciplinary Reciprocity in the Work of Wolfhart Pannenberg.F. LeRon Shults - 2001 - Zygon 36 (4):809-825.
    The material anthropological proposals of Wolfhart Pannenberg are best interpreted in light of the methodological reciprocity that lies across and holds together his treatments of theology and science. In the context of a response to a recent book on Pannenberg by Jacqui Stewart, this article outlines a new interpretation of his theological engagement with the human sciences. I provide a model of the relationality that links these disciplines in Pannenberg's work and commend its general contours as a resource for the (...)
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    The Evolution of Rationality: Interdisciplinary Essays in Honor of J. Wentzel Van Huyssteen.Wentzel Van Huyssteen & F. LeRon Shults (eds.) - 2006 - W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co..
    In this honorific volume, his protigi F. LeRon Shults has gathered a chorus of excellent voices in van Huyssteen's main areas of philosophy, science, and ...
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