Tag: poetry

Christian Humanist Profiles 173: Scripture and the English Poetic Imagination

There’s a lot of poetry in the Bible. Anyone who flips through its pages can see how many have that telltale jagged edge of printed verse. But it’s not only proportion: the weightiest moments, the loftiest sayings of scripture are poetic, especially the voice of God, whether through the Word of the prophets or the…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 103: Emily Dickinson

This episode is sponsored by the NRSV Comfort Print Bible, from Zondervan. Knowing A short biography, with excerpts from Encyclopedia Brittanica Online Our experiences with Dickinson”s work Reading “Because I could not stop for Death“ “My life had stood — a loaded gun“ “Tell all the truth but tell it Slant“ “I died for Beauty“…

Three-Dimensional Responses to One-Dimensional Challenges: A Review of “God Is Dead” and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself

“God Is Dead” and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself”: Theological Engagements with the New Atheism Edited by Andrew David, Christopher J. Keller, and Jon Stanley 185 pp. Cascade Books. $23.00 When I saw the title of this book, I was already hooked–although I didn’t consciously make the connection to the Lewis Grizzard book with…

Attack of the Pathetic Fallacy

I do not recall when I first encountered the notion of a pathetic fallacy: a literature course, doubtless, but I’ve had many of those. I was almost certainly an undergraduate, because the pathetic fallacy was introduced simply as a term, with a plain, dry definition; I was told nothing of its connotative implications, and we…