Screwtape the Christian Personalist
Uncle Screwtape reveals a deeply personalistic understanding of good and evil.
I just finished reading all the Narnia books to my kids and ran across this wonderful bit about Plato...
A Strong Claim from Zizioulas
Metropolitan John Zizioulas puts in a particularly striking way the historical claim that I am working on in my current book project.
Culture of Repudiation
Roger Scruton identifies a feature of academic life that has become singularly disagreeable to me.
Description of Early Christians to Diognetus
I ran across this beautiful description of the early Christians in the Letter to Diognetus while reading the first volume of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. If only we could be true to this description, how much better salted would the world be by our presence?
Sincerity Formulated into Dogma
James Russell Lowell explains that passion and sincerity are not enough.
Simplicity Leads to Despotism
Russell Kirk explains the connection between ideological simplicity and despotism.
Whittaker Chambers on Writing and Inertia
By simply picking up a pen, things can be done, if we have the will to overcome inertia.
Burke on Moral Order
The awful Author of our being is the author of our place in the order of existence...
Sertillanges - What I Think
'I read, and I write while reading; but...'
A Weird "You" in Aristotle
An odd switch to the second person in a juicy Aristotle quote.
Von Hildebrand on Machine Culture
Dietrich von Hildebrand objects to the mechanization of the person.
Merton on Theology
Thomas Merton claims that theology must be based in personal relationship.
Unbelief is Disobedience
Leslie Newbigin explains the connection between faith and obedience.
Vladimir Lossky describes the risk involved in God's love.
Gilson on Deism
Gilson describes the 'ghost of the Christian God' found in Deism.