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Apocalypse is the Mother of Beauty – By Ed Simon

Apocalypse is the Mother of Beauty – By Ed Simon

Ed Simon June 20, 2016 0

Consider, Boethius. He was a descendent of a noble Italian family, a beneficiary of a . . .

The Death of God, Again by Ed Simon

The Death of God, Again by Ed Simon

Ed Simon May 10, 2016 2

The fullest affirmation of God comes in His denial. A young, attractive blonde woman with . . .

Shakespeare Contra Nietzsche by Andrew Lanham

Shakespeare Contra Nietzsche by Andrew Lanham

Andrew Lanham May 9, 2016 0

In the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, one of his most influential afterlives has been . . .

Freud and the American Death Drive by Patrick Blanchfield

Freud and the American Death Drive by Patrick Blanchfield

Patrick Blanchfield May 7, 2016 0

If ever a person could kill a joke, it was Sigmund Freud. “Here is an . . .

Thomas Merton and the Future of Faith – By Christopher Pramuk

Thomas Merton and the Future of Faith – By Christopher Pramuk

Christopher Pramuk April 23, 2016 2

Merton dares us to imagine what is possible for God and for human beings In . . .

A Word on Wilderness… By Oluwatomisin Oredein

A Word on Wilderness… By Oluwatomisin Oredein

Oluwatomisin Oredein April 5, 2016 0

A poem by Oluwatomisin Oredein She didn’t want wilderness to be this spirited thing. No, . . .

Silence Won’t Protect You

Silence Won’t Protect You

Kelly J. Baker March 1, 2016 1

Kelly J. Baker on academic freedom and the neoliberal academy Almost 39 years ago, Audre . . .

Monumental Problems: Freedom and Unity Come to Berlin – Daniela Blei

Monumental Problems: Freedom and Unity Come to Berlin – Daniela Blei

Daniela Blei January 28, 2016 0

On April 13, 2011, Bernd Neumann, Germany’s Minister of Culture and a member of Angela . . .

It is Time for the Analytic Philosophy of Judaism – By Samuel Lebens

It is Time for the Analytic Philosophy of Judaism – By Samuel Lebens

Samuel Lebens December 8, 2015 0

Ask a professional philosopher to list three living philosophers who have contributed to Jewish philosophy. . . .

An Ex-Soviet Jew Looks at Syrian Refugees and America – by Margaret Litvin

An Ex-Soviet Jew Looks at Syrian Refugees and America – by Margaret Litvin

Margaret Litvin December 1, 2015 1

Margaret Litvin on why there are no chosen peoples, only people making choices. If you . . .