Daily Archives: September 23, 2019

Mysteries Of The Bible: How Was David Conceived In Sin?

Earlier today I received a text message from a friend of mine who had a question about something that David had said in Psalm 51:5, which says:  “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony

The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony, by Roberto Calasso If Roberto Calasso’s writings inspired the work of ambition that is Foucault’s Pendulum, then Calasso deserved to be ruthlessly skewered as the book’s clueless protagonist.  It is not right to say … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of The Publisher

The Art Of The Publisher, by Roberto Calasso One can be most charitable to an author like Roberto Calasso if you see him as a blogger instead of as a philosopher.  One expects a blogger, especially one who specializes in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Unnameable Present

The Unnameable Present, by Roberto Calasso There is something worse than ignorance, and that is the pretension of having knowledge.  If the author had been an essayist whose approach was a sign that the author recognized that there was a … Continue reading

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