Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

A new and likely rather different Dane

It’s hard to imagine another C.S. Lewis in today’s climate. I mean, there’s an entire small cottage industry of writers attempting their own Mere Christianities, but with none of the cultural cache.

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Better than the previous neighbour

Whittaker Chambers has an essay on St. Benedict, where he claims that one of the saint’s important contributions to the cultural revival of Europe was the reinfusion of meaningfulness into manual labor – something which Ancient Rome in its decadence … Continue reading

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Day 3. C is for C.S. Lewis

(My posts will likely become increasingly breathless over the next few days as I slide into Finals. Someone suggested that I should do Chesterton for my C post, but I already did him last year) It is really hard to … Continue reading

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Philosophical diversion

This post is semi-inspired by a brief discussion elsewhere. It was suggested that, given the controversial nature of ethical theories, it is more reasonable to view them as expressions (or ad hoc justifications, I suppose) of subjective preferences until we … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 15: O is for Orthodoxy

Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house; and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him; the people of Tyre will sue your favor with gifts, … Continue reading

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