Tag: links

Yet Another Links Post That Needs a Title

Garry Wills goes all Nate Gilmour on Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Torrance Kelly. OH SNAP. Susan Wise Bauer gets hate mail from both sides. Do we worship our partisan political figures? Our jobs aren’t as cushy as you assume. Playing hide-and-seek at the MoMA A Marxian take on Plato’s Symposium A healthy way to imagine…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #43: The Phaedrus and the Nature of Rhetoric

General Introduction – What’s on the blog? – Listener feedback Plato Gets Hostile – Nathan explains Weaver – Why does Plato hate rhetoric? – Structure vs. content – What is pleasant and what is good – Giving the sophists a bad name Weaver’s Platonic Allegory – Farmer gets insulting – Interpretation of the performances –…

Linking: My Religion

A conservative complains about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. What that R-rated incident at Northwestern University really means. Meliorists vs. Traditionalists: The cage match for the ages. Christopher Norris steps to the plate for the philosophy team. And then I was like, “What do you mean eloquence?” And then he was all, “No…

I Link. I'm Gonna Kill Myself.

(Yeah, I’m proud of that title.) Who should determine the course of Christian theology–pastors or professors? (I guess no one’s arguing for bloggers or, um, English teachers.) A model for the new literary humanism. Leo Tolstoy’s descendants and fans want the Russian Orthodox Church to reverse his excommunication. Resisting Glenn Beck (or the Glenn Beck…

Link Elephants on Parade

How Moby-Dick prefigures Nietzsche. Alasdair Macintyre criticizes Research-I universities for not really being universities. Jay Bennet, Super-Calvinist, says, “Get the Christ out of Christmas!” A Message from your University President (parody or prophecy?) James K.A. Smith on the Secularization of Thanksgiving (a couple weeks late) John Milbank connects the secular, mediation, and the global Pentecostal…

The Links We Carry

On Joel Marks’s conversion to “desirism” How the recent suicides have changed Evangelicals’ treatment of homosexuals. Jeremy Beer (who has a great name) calls for fresh scholarship on the taxonomy of conservatism. Stanley Hauerwas’s advice for Christian college students. Halden Doerge puts Hauerwas’s project in a Barthian perspective. Joe Carter lists ten Evangelical fads and…

A Link or Eight for to Ponder and Meditate

Susan McWilliams laments that Modern Family has benefits that actual modern life has stripped away from most families. Patrick Deneen wonders whether 18th-century liberalism had inherent in its project the roots of 21st-century liberalism. Stanley Fish once again fails to deliver a convincing reason why there should be humanities departments at all.  (Take note, Christian…

Links, Links, Links!!

In an effort to be more like every other blog, we’re going to start having an occasional post of links to interesting articles. Our debut installment: Why Glenn Beck isn’t the Great White Christian Hope. Camille Paglia sees the humanities waning as the trades wax. A characteristically measured and insightful political critique from R.R. Reno.…