Sailing to Byzantium"...O sages standing in God’s holy fire As in the gold mosaic of a wall, Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre, And be the singing-masters of my soul. Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity..." -W.B. Yeats
Monthly Archives: August 2010
Here is a good piece regarding how we might think about what “religion” means and also how the myth of religious violence is used to support secular violence.
The Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham has posted more information regarding Conor Cunningham’s new book on evolution. I would encourage anyone to download and read the promotional sampler, which explains nicely what Cunningham is trying … Continue reading
Marilynne Robinson is one of my favorite writers. If you ever see one of her books, grab it up. She talks about her new book on the the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It sounds like a great read.
Debra Dean Murphy asks some interesting questions here. An example: 8. Why do most Christians misunderstand the nature of “freedom” and fall in lockstep with the war machine’s thin, silly notion of freedom as license to pursue “the American dream”? … Continue reading
Look, I know he is hard to take at times and his pen can act like a dagger, but, for sheer entertainment value alone one must read Hart. He makes me laugh. And, if there was ever a group to … Continue reading
A thought provoking piece here by John Milbank on the potential dangers of liberal democracy in our time. A quote: Thus increasingly, liberal politics revolves around supposedly guarding against alien elements: the terrorist, the refugee, the person of another race, … Continue reading