Monthly Archives: February 2019

On The Connection Between Self-Help Books And The Occult

At first glance, it would not appear as if there would be any obvious connection between self-help books and the occult, but the connection is one that is commonly made by those who study the history of various hermetic thinkers, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pilgrim’s Guide

The Pilgrim’s Guide:  C.S. Lewis And The Art Of Witness, edited by David Mills It is always a somewhat ominous sign when a book seeks to defend the reason for its existence and acknowledges a cultlike atmosphere when it comes … Continue reading

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Book Review: C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity: A Biography

C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity:  A Biography, by George M. Marsden I must admit that this is the first time I have ever read a biography of a book, at least that I can remember.  To be sure, there are a … Continue reading

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Book Review: C.S. Lewis: Spinner Of Tales

C.S. Lewis:  Spinner Of Tales:  A Guide To His Fiction, by Evan K. Gibson The author shows himself to be a sensitive and thoughtful reader of the large body of fictional literature produced by C.S. Lewis during his lifetime, and … Continue reading

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It Was Acceptable At The Time

[Image taken from:  http://christopherankamedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/video-analysis-calvin-harris-acceptable.html.  Check out the blog; it’s a good one on textual analysis of the song and video for “Acceptable In The 80’s, by British DJ Calvin Harris.] One of the things I most enjoy about listening to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finding My Elegy

Finding My Elegy:  New And Selected Poems, by Ursula K. Le Guin It is perhaps surprising that this is the first book I have read of this author, despite my noted fondness for fantasy literature.  I may perhaps read more … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Moment’s Equation

The Moment’s Equation, poetry by Vern Rutsala This book was a National Book Award finalist, and reading it one wonders if either the selection of books for poetry that year was particularly limited or if the judges shared the author’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: How We Spent Our Time

How We Spent Our Time, Poems by Vern Rutsala In reading this book, it is easy to see that the poet was inspired by William Stafford.  In general, as far as it goes, this is a very good thing.  Rutsala … Continue reading

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On Clear And Unclear Scriptures

Although this particular essay seeks to provide a reflection upon the hermeneutical principle that clear scriptures explain unclear ones, the sort of textual approach adopted here is one that we can use for other texts as well, although it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Course Of Honor

The Course Of Honor, by Lindsey Davis Sometimes writing books leads you to write others books.  This seems to be the case here, as the author, while doing background research for one of her Roman mystery series (one I have … Continue reading

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