Dr. Stephen Rowe

April 20, 2023 – “How ironic and profoundly sad that they are rejected today, in acts of cultural self-hatred and perverse forms of atonement.” Dr. Rowe reflects on the humanities in today’s world through Finding Life Affirmation in Troubled Times: Humanities as Practice Toward MaturityRead the full piece.

October 20, 2022 Read the latest post now: Loving Democracy, Flying at Dusk.

February 2, 2022 – emerging from a third pandemic winter, Dr. Rowe expands essays into forthcoming book, Three Winters: Living in the Pandemic of Covid and Trump. Explore the introduction now, “Pandemic as Torpedo Fish.”

January 19, 2022 – Read the latest post now: On Regard – as seen anew from pandemic of Covid and Trump.

November 18, 2021 – Dr. Rowe releases Nihilism and the Threshold We Must Cross. It begins: “Nihilism hangs in the air like a bad fog. While it is not a new phenomenon historically speaking, the pervasiveness of nihilism in American life today is truly ominous – and may be accelerating.” Read the full piece here.

September 16, 2021 – Glimmers: The Call of a New Way has been published in the China Media Research journal (17(3), July 2021). In the genre of “pointings” or “glimmers,” Dr. Rowe provides ten short reflections on/of a life-way that is emerging in our time. They can help us in the choice to move beyond the modern way of abstraction, separation, and control, and toward a way oriented to relationship, appreciation, and quality. Each reflection identifies elements of choice as to thought, action, and embodiment. Find it here.

July 30, 2021 – Published today, Overcoming America / America Overcoming: Reinventing Culture and Being at Home in the World in the Age of the Pandemic, Revised Edition (Foreword by Martin E. Marty) is now available for purchase via Rowman & Littlefield with discount code LEX30AUTH21. Read more.

May 10, 2021 Return to Life published in Sightings through the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School.