A review of Harold Bloom’s 847th book. James K.A. Smith talks about the new evangelical universalism. Stanley Fish on the moral absurdity of formal disputes The eighties, once again, burst forth into the present moment.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
(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[…]
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.[…]
Why Christians should engage with popular culture. At least one classic author still sells books.
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[…]
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[…]
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.[…]