Category Archives: Scandinavian creation theology

“The pure memory has no date. It has a season.”

I am currently reading a book by Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962) titled The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language and the Cosmos.  I came to Bachelard by way of Otto Friedrich Bollnow, about whom I’ve written once before.  Prior to reading this … Continue reading

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Ethics without a warrant: The living witness of the Le Chambon rescuers

[Jewish and Christian children at play in Le Chambon, (Occupied) France.] [In her 1998 book, Jews and Christians on Time and Eternity: Charles Péguy’s Portrait of Bernard-Lazare, Annette Aronowicz acutely summarizes and comments on the 1979 book, Lest Innocent Blood Be … Continue reading

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Liberty Hyde Bailey: The background spaces.—The ancestral sea

[More from The Holy Earth by L. H. Bailey.  Keep in mind that in 1914, when Bailey wrote these words, man’s wherewithal to despoil the sea was nonexistent.  Of course, this is no longer the case.  A recent, and excellent, book on this … Continue reading

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Liberty Hyde Bailey: The background spaces.—The open fields

[Another chapter from The Holy Earth, by L. H. Bailey.] Here not long ago was the forest primeval.  Here the trees sprouted, and grew their centuries, and returned to the earth.  Here the midsummer brook ran all day long from … Continue reading

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Liberty Hyde Bailey: The background spaces.—The forest

[It is an exciting, but humbling, experience to discover a man as talented and productive as Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954).  A recent exhibit on his life was not exaggerating when it described him as “Botanist, horticulturalist, plant breeder, traveler and plant explorer, outstanding teacher, astute and successful … Continue reading

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Orm og Tyr (Serpent and Bull)

[Indadvendt stranding, version I, by the Danish sculptor Claus Ørntoft.  “Introverted Stranding lies on the shore of Dødemandsbukten (Skærgård Island, Norway), pent up between life and death.  It is stretched out between two points, the powers of chaos and the … Continue reading

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The clean horse of our courage

[NASA Image of the Day Gallery: “The Horsehead Nebula, embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula, is seen in this representative-color image from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii.  The dark molecular cloud, roughly 1,500 light years distant, is visible … Continue reading

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