Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Genealogy of My Own

Augustine, St. Thomas, Dante, Shakespeare, Aristotle, Joyce, Petrarch, Donne, Sidney, Herbert, Bernard, [Pseudo]-Dionysius, Montale, Cervantes, and so on and so on…that’s the real genealogy…

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Almost Roman

I have a copy of the revised Roman Catholic Catechism, and I’d say ninety-eight per cent of it makes sense. It’s that two per cent that makes history.

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A Little Aristotle

I just like this, especially since I’m drinking some seriously strong wine: ‘Presumably, though, we had better examine the universal good, and puzzle out what is meant in speaking of it. This sort of inquiry is, to be sure, unwelcome … Continue reading

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Books! Get Yer Books Here!

So, what am I reading, you ask? You didn’t ask? Well, it’s on your mind I can tell, so here’s a rundown of what’s on the list, in no particular order. Oh, and as always, I never claim that I’ll … Continue reading

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Hell in the Morning

This morning I plan to spend some time pondering hell with help from Dante by way of James Wetzel’s ‘A Meditation on Hell: Lessons from Dante’, Modern Theology (July 2002). Suffice it to say for now that he rejects readings … Continue reading

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Scientists Are Your Intellectual Superiors

Seems one Lawrence Krauss has committed a book entitled A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing, wherein he marvels at the ability of the universe we know to leap into existence from, well, nothing. The book … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop Moving

Tomorrow we move. Tomorrow is also a great and terrible day of separation – many books will say ‘Thomas, Thomas! Did we not adorn your bookshelves faithfully, awaiting only your good pleasure? When you took us down to read us, … Continue reading

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