Tag Archives: textual criticism

Book Review: Poems And Stories (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Poems And Stories, by J.R.R. Tolkien Admittedly, I had read most of these materials before in other works and while I found them perfectly alright, I was unsure if reading them again would be a bit of a letdown.  In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pale Fire

Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov There are some writers whose creativity is so great and whose way of writing and thinking are so elusive that they become classic authors of all-time works without others being able to get a good … Continue reading

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Criticism Is A River That Flows Both Ways

One of the most profound ironies in a life that has shown many profound ironies is that I have devoted so much time and effort to developing and practicing and perfecting the art of criticism while being a person who … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Genre Of Sermonette

For at least three periods of my adult life (first, from 2004 to 2006, then from 2011 and 2012, and from 2015 to the present-day), I have been a writer and a speaker in an obscure genre of religious writing … Continue reading

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Absence

What fit of absence led me to pack a change of clothes for this afternoon and to forget to bring a jacket to wear that would keep me warm in the face of winter’s chills, not least when I am … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Anatomy Of Influence

The Anatomy Of Influence:  Literature As A Way Of Life, by Harold Bloom There are many reasons why this is a terrible book.  At least it is an honestly terrible book.  There are some books where the author tries to … 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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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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