Tag: Plato

Mind the Drama: A Review of Plato and the Elements of Dialogue by John H. Fritz

Plato and the Elements of Dialogue by John H. Fritz 186 pp. Lexington Books. $85.00 Every time any writer does philosophy, John H. Fritz reminds us, we’re dealing with an action and thus with setting.  Dialogues differ from treatises and essays and meditations not because they take place at a certain time and place and…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #175: Listener Feedback

The Christian Humanists answer listener emails. [02:07-05:50] Speaking about things Greek [05:50-13:30] The Christian Humanist Journal [13:30-16:48] A Defense of a Sequel [16:49-22:25] Christian Existentialism [22:27-26:03] Greetings from Trinity Western [26:05-32:04] Hobbits and Tolkien [32:05-34:34] Tillich and Laches [34:34-37:50] Faustus [37:50-41:16] Silence

Do Freshman Composition Students Have Minds?: A Response to Alex Genetti

Responding to our recent episode on Stanley Hauerwas’s essay “Honor in the University,” my former student Alex Genetti posed a fun question about the essay and the practice of teaching.  If you haven’t listened to the episode, give it a run: among other things, it was some of the first Hauerwas that Grubbs or Farmer…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #144: Allegory

David Grubbs holds forth with Nathan Gilmour and Michial Farmer about allegory, both as a mode of reading and as a literary genre. The debate hinges on what terms mean in which contexts: is a literary text defective because it’s an allegory, or are there good or bad allegories? Explore that and other questions with…