Imagining Conversion

It is difficult, if not impossible, to act without first imagining what one is about to do. And it is difficult to imagine something one has never seen or heard described before. If an evangelist says “repent and be saved” to someone who lacks a clear idea of what “repent and be saved” looks like, […]

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A Defense of Planet Narnia

  You may be surprised, as I was, to learn that Michael Ward’s Planet Narnia thesis is controversial. You may, like me, have needed little “proof” beyond the Jove stanza of the “The Planets” poem (“of winter passed / And guilt forgiven,” “The lion-hearted,” “Just and gentle, are Jove’s children,” etc.) and a brief sketch […]

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The Homeric Versus the Christian Ideal of Man

As Western culture becomes more and more post-Christian, it will unsurprisingly bear more and more resemblance to its pre-Christian roots. One of the dominant cultural forces shaping the classical Greek worldview was Homer’s epics poems. Homer envisions a cosmos conceived from chaos where order is an aberration rather than the norm.[1] Anthropomorphic and capricious Greek […]

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