Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rethinking the First Article of the Creed

[“Maker of Heaven and Earth” detail from The Apostles’ Creed Window at First Presbyterian Church, Allentown (Pennsylvania).  Leonids Linauts, stained glass artist.] The title of this blog post is the title of a paper written by Patrick D. Miller and … Continue reading

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Lived-time, lived-space: Bergson, Bollnow and Booker T. & the MG’s

To the public, the French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941) is not well known today (the recent revitalization of Bergsonism within philosophy, inaugurated by Deleuze, notwithstanding).  But a century ago he was famous indeed.  When he traveled to New York City … Continue reading

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Shestov on cupiditas scientiae (lust for knowledge)

[This is a slightly revised version of something I posted yesterday at Arts & Faith.  Given how often I’ve written here about Shestov, it’s clearly relevant here too.  It’s in the context of a question I got as to the … Continue reading

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A “basis” argument for Shestov’s interpretation of the Fall

[This is a slightly revised version of something I posted several days ago at Arts & Faith.  Given how often I’ve written here about Shestov, it’s clearly relevant here too.  The context was a comment I received, to the effect … Continue reading

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Some postings elsewhere

I’ve been busy posting elsewhere the past few days, but the content is highly relevant here as well, and so I’ll link to it, here, here, and here (my moniker at the first two links is tenpenny).

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Jean-Claude Larchet on Maximus the Confessor: The entitative dimension of the virtues

I’ve mentioned the seventh-century monk Maximus the Confessor only twice here before.  But my lack of referrals to him should not be taken to mean that he is not important to me, or that I don’t frequently go back to … Continue reading

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Characteristics of the sovereign expressions of life

Although I said I wouldn’t reprise my comments in another forum, involving one of Bresson’s films, on second thought, part of what I wrote there in 2006 is probably worth restating and preserving here.  I have altered it only slightly, … Continue reading

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