Woelfel, James Books

Agnostic Spirit as a Common Motif in Liberal Theology and Liberal Skepticism
1990 0-7734-9921-0
This collection of nine recent essays of thematically interconnected material examines varied aspects of metaphysical ignorance and uncertainty shared between liberal Christian thinkers and sympathetic critics. Essays include: The Agnostic Motif in Modern Thought and Sensibility; Victorian Agnosticism and Liberal Theology; Humane Vision -- Theological Norm and Dialogical Platform; The Future of American Religious Thought; American Feminist Theology and the American Pragmatist Tradition; William James on the Contextuality of Belief and Unbelief; Indwelling and Exile - Two Types of Religious and Secular World-Orientation; The Personal Dimension in Theological Inquiry; and On Not Worrying About "Faith" -- Christian Identification as an Empirical Reality.

Portraits in Victorian Religious Thought
1997 0-7734-8423-X
This volume approaches the extraordinarily rich dialogue between faith and doubt in the Victorian era through a series of intellectual 'portraits' that express and personalize the creative ferment and diversity of the period. Essays include; the Christian Humanism of Anne Brontë; Henry Longueville Mansel - A British Kierkegaard?; Stoicism and Christianity - Four Modern Perspectives; Leslie Stephen, Evangelical Agnostic; J. R. Illingworth - Portrait of a Theological Era; Religion as Imaginative Moral Valuation - Matthew Arnold and George Santayana; William James on Victorian Agnosticism - A Strange Blindness.