The former Dean of Yale Law School, Anthony Kronman, has written a 1,176 page book entitled, “Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan,” describing his own personal philosophy. Kronman is a professor and received both his Ph.D. in philosophy and J.D. in law from Yale University. He was the Dean of Yale Law School from 1994 to 2004.
In his new book, he describes his view as a, “modern form of pantheism,” and gives particular focus on philosophers Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Walt Whitman. He offers a, “guide in understanding the possibilities for redivinizing the world.” The book cover describes itself as, “a third way, beyond atheism and religion, to the God of the modern world.”
This is his seventh published book. The New Yorker’s Joshua Rothman says it’s not easy to read the four pound book. But Jose Casanova of Georgetown University calls it, “an extraordinary work of scholarship. There is no comparable work of such universal ambition and theological depth.”