Tag: Andrew Marvell

Anonymity, Fame, and Alienation

In 1966, Ralph Harper, the Episcopal priest and expositor of existentialism, found himself in the middle of the alienating twentieth century. Spiritual alienation, of course, existed long before 1966, and long before Harper’s “century of homelessness and exile, of nervous disorder and persecution, of actual enslavement and barbaric cruelty.” And yet the alienation of Harper’s…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #87: Death

General Introduction – Nathan’s snottier than usual – David goes back to bed – Listener feedback Death in the Bible – A Psalm of Moses – Daniel speaks out – Job knows that his redeemer liveth – Conscious afterlife? – Christ and Lazarus – The Bible’s lack of systematic theology Other Ancient Views – Nathan…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 41: Carpe Diem

General Introduction – We’re all back! – Farmer’s hobbit faux pas Defining the Phenomenon – Robin Williams and the English Romantics – Personal fulfillment – Raging against the machine with Glee – How does one make life extraordinary, anyway? – “Let your freak flag fly”: carpe diem gets crass Hebrews and Greeks: A New Kind…