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William Franke presented lectures at the Beijing Capitol University and University of Frankfurt during the summer 2016

Posted by on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Uncategorized.

William Franke gave an inaugural lecture (“Liberal Arts Education in East Asia: The Unspeakable Basis of Comparative Humanities”) for the opening of a new School of Foreign Studies in the Beijing Capitol University of Business and Economics (CUEB), May 26, 2016.

He is conducting a 2016 summer-semester block seminar on “Apophatische Theologie und neuzeitliche Philosophie” (Apophatic Theology and Modern Philosophy) in the Philosophy Department at the University of Frankfurt, co-taught with Prof. Wilhelm Essler.

His publications this year include:

“Poetry, Prophecy, and Revelation,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion, Ed. John Barton (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)(, 1-25

“The Philosopher or the Sage: Apophaticism in Europe and China”In Wisdom and Philosophy: Contemporary and Comparative Approaches, Eds. Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew Whitehead (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016), pp. 55-73

“Saint Paul Among the Theorists: A Genealogy of the New Universalism” Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion, ed. Mark Knight (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 146-55

“The Religious Vocation of Secular Literature:  Dante and Postmodern Thought,”
In Letteratura Italiana e religione (Religion and Literature in Italian Tradition), ed. Salvatore Bancheri and Francesco Guardini (Florence: Franco Cesati, 2016), pp. 49-68

“Writings and Revelation: Literary Theology in the Bible,” Literature and Theology 30/1 (2016): 51-66

“Classical Chinese Thought and the Sense of Transcendence” Transcendence, Immanence, and Intercultural Philosophy, Eds. Nahum Brown and William Franke (New York: Palgrave, 2016)

Nothingness and the Aspiration to Universality in the Poetic ‘Making’ of Sense:
An Essay in Comparative East-West Poetics” Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East 26/3 (2016):