Daily Archives: May 29, 2010

Christ & Liberalism: Politics Of Grace

“Only a high Christology yields a true anthropology in which the liberal tendency to place freedom and truth in tension is unmasked and overcome, in which what freedom is for and what authentic liberation is, are revealed. It is here … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison: Passion

“For many are the pleasant forms which exist in numerous sins and incontinencies and disgraceful passions and fleeting pleasures which men embrace until they become sober and go up to there resting place and they will find me there and … Continue reading

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Zorba The Greek: On Madness

“Every man needs a little madness, otherwise he will not cut the rope and set himself free.”

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Hans Urs von Balthasar: On God Coming To Man

What is specifically aesthetic about revelation is Glory, what is utterly special about this encounter is that in contrast with other world religions which think of a divine ground; with Christianity, the divine ground approaches us totally and unexpectedly of … Continue reading

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Alex Tocqueville On Despotism & Democracy

“If despotism established itself in a democratic republic it would be more extensive and more mild, and it would degrade men without tormenting them.  The result would be a nation reduced to nothing but a flock of timid and industrious … Continue reading

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The Coming Constitutional Debate

Those who visit this blog have noticed the liberty by which cultural issues are addressed.  Since the arrival of Pope John Paul II, moral imperatives have taken center stage in both cultural and theological debates.  For those untrained in theology, … Continue reading

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Mosque at Ground Zero!

Most Americans remain unaware of the plans for a Mosque just a few blocks away from the former World Trade Center.  My guess is that most Americans possess the strength of their convictions.  That strength will be on full display … Continue reading

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Nobility of Spirit

In 1945 the German novelist Thomas Mann gave the title ‘Nobility of Spirit’ to a book encompassing a series of essays in which he reflected on the crisis of humanity and the qualities required for spiritual renewal.  Both Julien Benda’s … Continue reading

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