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Book Review: Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet

Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet, by D.H. Dilbeck It is one of those ironies of history that it has required a place within the Church to make a genuine prophetic message. There are a great many people–Frederick Douglass included–who have criticized … Continue reading

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Cum Enim Omnia Saeva

What is it that makes our contemporary situation so harsh and savage when it comes to politics? To be sure, I feel the savagery as much as anyone else does, and perhaps unlike most, I wish to understand it. What … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atar Gull

Atar Gull, by Fabien Nury and Bruno This is an interesting graphic novel, one that deals thoughtfully with the issue of slavery. Admittedly, this book tells the sort of lurid tale that would be very easily made into an anime … Continue reading

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Omnia Mors Aequat

Are all equal in death? On April 25, 2013, Al Arabiya English said the following: “Saying that death makes everyone equal is true, but not absolutely. It is true that there must be no aristocracy in death or pain, but … Continue reading

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Rules For Me And Thee

One of the most tried-and-true ways of ensuring that we have better laws and rules is to make ourselves accountable to any rule that we would wish to inflict on someone else.  As comes up repeatedly in life and in … Continue reading

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De Salutare Meum

A few years ago, I worked for someone who claimed to have a great insight in the people he had to deal with concerning the importance of saving face in the local culture.  Indeed, saving face is a widespread human … Continue reading

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Take Up The Woke Man’s Burden

This morning as I was getting ready for work I found that an online acquaintance of mine had written an article dealing with the sacramental aspects of the plague to mankind known as wokeness.  It is often helpful when we … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reconciliation: The Continuing Agenda

Reconciliation:  The Continuing Agenda, edited by Robert J. Kennedy What is the relationship between repentance, penance, and reconciliation?  Admittedly, I find that question to be highly interesting, and it appears as if reconciliation is a matter that causes a great … Continue reading

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The Myth Of The Lost Case: A Case Study In The Tension Between Criticism And Advocacy

There are many pitfalls that a historian can fall into that can greatly harm the quality of their work as scholars, and frequently scholars appear greatly ignorant of these pitfalls.  On the one hand, one can be so wrapped up … Continue reading

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Privilege: A Problematic Paradigm: Issues And Alternatives: Part Five

[Note:  Previous parts of this discussion can be found here, here, here, and here.] Having examined some of the issues involving the hypocrisy and lack of nuance and even reality relating to the problem of privilege, I think it would … Continue reading

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