Emily Esch

Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University



Contributions by Emily Esch

Emily Esch

Love & Marriage: He Said, She Said

February 13, 2017

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Carried Away by Love: Rationalizing Lust with Transcendent Romance

February 6, 2017

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For the Love of Me: Narcissus and the Curse of Beauty

January 23, 2017

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Bearing Witness: What Refugees Teach Us About Suffering

January 19, 2017

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The God of Healing Touch: Restoring Relationships of Love after Sexual Abuse

January 9, 2017

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Speaking Love to Power: An Artist’s Approach to Conflict Resolution

December 12, 2016

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From Exile to Kinship: Following the Spiritual Path of Poetry

December 8, 2016

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Friendship Among Siblings: Embracing the Uniqueness of Familial Bond

December 5, 2016

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No Waiting Game: Advent Reflections on Time, Patience, and Suffering

December 1, 2016

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Vice Charging: Calling Out the Vices of the Mind

November 28, 2016

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Cognitive Bias and Thinking Fast & Slow About Implicit Racial Bias

November 21, 2016

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Love Is Your Master: Love, Betrayal, and Repentance in Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona

November 17, 2016

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Doing Good Better: Active Contemplation with Phileena & Chris Heuertz

November 14, 2016

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The Political and the Prophetic: Talking About Christian Politics

November 7, 2016

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Biblical Politics: Thinking and Acting with Love & Humility

November 4, 2016

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Local Politics: The Hard Road to Love and Humility in Your Neighborhood

November 2, 2016

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Downward Mobility: Jean Vanier and the Humility of the L’Arche Community Movement

November 1, 2016

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Praying for the Election: Humbling Ourselves before God

October 27, 2016

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Both Great and Low: Remembering the Humility of Abraham Lincoln

October 24, 2016

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Christian Political Agenda: Practical & Theological Reasons to Stay Engaged in Politics

October 20, 2016

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“For God So Loved”: C.S. Lewis’s Four Loves and the Doctrine of Christ’s Atonement

October 17, 2016

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Humility for Creatures and Sinners: A New Testament Vision of Intellectual Humility

October 10, 2016

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Lower Than Angels

October 3, 2016

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My Soul Is Not Me: Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature and the Afterlife

September 26, 2016

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The Vice of Closed-Mindedness: And How to Become Open-Minded

September 15, 2016

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Antidotes to Voter Anger

September 13, 2016

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Be Humble as I am Humble: The Humility of God and the Imitation of Christ

September 12, 2016

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Ready, Aim, Fire: Shaming Via Technology

September 9, 2016

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Who Will Speak to the Nation?

September 6, 2016

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The Death of the Psychological and Human Duality

September 5, 2016

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The Art (Therapy) of War: The Power of Art to Heal Trauma

August 29, 2016

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Patience of Christ’s Passion: Karl Barth on Patience and Wrath

August 22, 2016

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Weeping for a Night: Suffering and the Nature of Grief

August 8, 2016

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Snobbery, Intellectual and Otherwise

August 1, 2016

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Does God Need Love?: Criticizing C.S. Lewis’s Take on Divine Love

July 25, 2016

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Angry Charity: Love and Hate in a Secular Society

July 11, 2016

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Radical Humility in Everyday Politics: Christian Humility in the American Political Circus

July 1, 2016

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Lust, Greed, Sloth, Fear: A Spiritual Psychology of Sin

June 20, 2016

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Bring the Fire, Sing in the Smoke: Lessons on Suffering and Forgiveness from the Church in Sudan

June 13, 2016

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Love Has No Exception Clauses

May 19, 2016

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Love Kindness: Firm Center, Soft Edges

May 11, 2016

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The Failure of Christian Love in the Holocaust

May 4, 2016

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Live Out of Love, Not Fear

May 2, 2016

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Learning to Love the Enemy

April 28, 2016

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Love, Justice, and Dead Man Walking

April 21, 2016

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Love, Peace, and the Way of the Cross

April 15, 2016

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How Love Enlarges the Self: Jonathan Edwards on Loving God and Neighbor

January 4, 2016

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Fearless Conversation with God: Henri Nouwen on Prayer and Introspection

December 5, 2014

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Snobbery (And How to Avoid It)

November 20, 2014

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Be Good to Yourself: Resisting Social Comparison [From the Table #1]

September 26, 2014

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Love Gone Awry: Why Aren’t Christians More Likable?

June 9, 2014

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A Theology of the Cross // Dust No. 14

March 24, 2014

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The Work of the People // Dust No. 9

March 14, 2014

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Dust with Desires // Dust No. 6

March 11, 2014

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Panic in the Heavens

March 9, 2014

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The Pursuit of Happiness, Your Highest Good

March 9, 2014

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Happiness vs. Blessedness

March 9, 2014

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Spiritual Emotions and Psychology

March 9, 2014

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Seek Me and Live! // Dust No. 4

March 8, 2014

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In the dark

January 31, 2014

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Being mindful and changing your brain

January 31, 2014

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James Houston on The Rise, Decline, and Recovery of the Human Soul

November 25, 2013

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I Want to Know God and the Soul

October 9, 2013

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Suffering, Mourning, and the Way of the Kingdom

October 9, 2013

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The Seven Dangerous Neuro-Temptations

August 6, 2013

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Do We Have Souls?: William Struthers on Teaching Neuroscience and the Soul

August 1, 2013

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Mental vs. Top-down Causation: Sic et Non

May 11, 2013

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On Doing Without a Soul: A New Testament Perspective

May 10, 2013

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Body Language

March 7, 2013

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Science and the Soul Hypothesis

November 16, 2012

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Free Speech: Language, Freedom, and the Soul

November 16, 2012

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True, False, Soul, and God

November 16, 2012

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Baker on Language and the Soul (Full Interview)

November 16, 2012

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What Is The Soul and Is It Real?

October 28, 2012

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What Kind of Necessary Being Could God Be? (Q&A)

September 13, 2012

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Substance Dualism and Emergent Individualism in Conversation

September 11, 2012

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The (In)visibility of Theology in Contemporary Art Criticism

May 19, 2012

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Wolterstorff on Christian Scholarship

May 17, 2012

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