Combs, A. Eugene Books

Dr. A. Eugene Combs is Professor Emeritus at McMaster University. He earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University. Dr. Combs is the author of Mountain of Gods and Valley of Men; Run Poem; The Finished Line; and Modernity and Responsibility.

Foundations of political order in Genesis and the Chandogya Upanisad. Vol. 1
2006 0-7734-5712-7
This two-volume work, first published as one volume in 1987, is the product of a 14-year collaboration by the authors in developing a method for the reading of ancient religious tests. Their method is derived from the work of Leo Strauss and Robert Sacks, who had pointed out that the liberal-democratic philosophers were careful commentators on Genesis. The method taught by Dr. Combs and Dr. Post is to begin with the religious text and make the assumption that it is written carefully and deliberately – do not interject an interpretation unless it is in conformity with the details of the text; only reject that assumption when the text fails to make sense as written. This method is shown to be warranted by the careful structure and order of each text. Such careful attention illuminates an inherent comparative structure to each text, which in turn warrants a comparison with the other text, which in turn reveals deeper philosophical and theological issues latent with these texts.

Foundations of political order in Genesis and the Chandogya Upanisad. Vol. 2
2006 0-7734-5713-5
This two-volume work, first published as one volume in 1987, is the product of a 14-year collaboration by the authors in developing a method for the reading of ancient religious tests. Their method is derived from the work of Leo Strauss and Robert Sacks, who had pointed out that the liberal-democratic philosophers were careful commentators on Genesis. The method taught by Dr. Combs and Dr. Post is to begin with the religious text and make the assumption that it is written carefully and deliberately – do not interject an interpretation unless it is in conformity with the details of the text; only reject that assumption when the text fails to make sense as written. This method is shown to be warranted by the careful structure and order of each text. Such careful attention illuminates an inherent comparative structure to each text, which in turn warrants a comparison with the other text, which in turn reveals deeper philosophical and theological issues latent with these texts.

Runpoem
1992 0-7734-9523-1
Runpoem depicts running as a metaphor of life and specifically as an experience of self awareness and investigation. It provokes readers to reflect on the relation of mind, body, and spirit through the act of running.