Tag: Stanley Fish

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #97: Kubla Khan

General Introduction – We read the poem – Listener feedback – The best listener email ever The Back Story – Laudanum – Seeing images – The disruptive doorbell – The precession of the back story – Writers and drugs The History – The real Kublai Khan – Khan’s pleasure dome – Orientalism – The medieval…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #93.2: Pragmatism

General Introduction – Where’s Grubbs? – A programming note – Listener feedback C.S. Peirce – What do our sentences mean? – Synthesizing physical phenomena – Peirce as Father of Analytic Philosophy – The scientific method – Meaninglessness and falsity – His many systems William James – What makes philosophy “true”? – Ethical and aesthetic enjoyment…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #52: Theological Dramatics

General Introduction –  What’s wrong with the blog? –  Our shame in the face of The Pietist Schoolman –  The perils of Internet celebrity –  Working on our Night Cheese The History of the Book –  Should you buy it? –  What Nathan argues –  How it got published Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum –  Nested…

Link-ua Franca

Tripp Fuller issues a manifesto on seminary education. Did you hear the one about the Hegelian who went to Saint Louis? An encomium for Stanley Fish The science of self-control (and why we should have listened to Homer) The historical ignorance, philosophical illiteracy, and right-wing politics of the nü atheism Depressing news on the research-1…

So-Sage Links

On the need for discrimination and prejudice in arts criticism. Paul Williams pleads the case for Sunday School. Claes G. Wyn calls for enduring resolve in the culture wars. Stanley Fish examines the recent Supreme Court decision on funeral protests. Social science returns to a sort of humanism. Teacher-baiting and the decline of democracy. How…

Summa Linkologica

Stan Hauerwas on why Church is more truthful than “community” and other tidbits (HT Jeff Wright) Robert Woods recounts Russell Kirk’s defense of Giovanni Pico de Mirandola (how’s that for name-dropping?) Are you ****ing kidding me? (No, Scot, I don’t accept that rationale.) Andrew Webb comments on three kinds of defective sermons. C. Michael Patton…

Fellowship of the Link

Rita Koganzon critiques the latest developmental category, “emerging adulthood.” Stanley Fish laments the apparent demise of the humanities in Obama’s State of the Union speech. James Ryerson ponders (and narrates) the course of the philosophical novel. Glenn Greenwald throws down the gauntlet: can you spot the Republican? Jeffrey Polet wonders what they’re teaching children these…

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.…