The New Copernicans: An Interview with Author John Seel

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In his The New Copernicans: Millennials and the Survival of the Church, cultural analyst, social-impact consultant, and author, John Seel, draws attention to a…

Less: A Novel (Andrew Sean Greer, 2017)

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A mediocre life searching for love I decided to read the novel, Less by Andrew Greer because it won a Pulitzer this year. “A…

The Cloud of Knowing (Ellis Potter, 2018)

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The clouds of scripture and reality Ellis Potter suggests we can best understand reality by seeing it in terms of two great divisions. The…

The New Copernicans (David John Seel, 2018)

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The warning signs Some warnings are jarring and immediate. “Mayday,” for example. Most, however, are subtle and incremental, like a pan-pan warning: “Pay attention.”…

Albrecht Dürer (Stacey Bieler, 2017)

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A restless craving for perfection Artists, like all of us, are partly a product of their time. Whether our posture towards the world is…

On Reading Augustine’s Confessions

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The uneasy feeling I had in anticipation of reading the Confessions was no surprise. I had read it before. It had stunned me—the beauty…

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria (Rania Abouzeid, 2018)

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Humanizing a brutal conflict The basic chronology is well known. In December 2010, a desperate street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in…

Silence and Beauty (Makoto Fujimura)

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Quiet Wonder It is possible to get through life by skimming over the surface of reality. Most things in the world of advanced modernity…

Sapiens (Yuval Harari, 2015) and Homo Deus (Yuval Harari, 2017)

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A Secular Story Yuval Noah Harari, who teaches world history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, knows the importance of myth and story. Ideas,…