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Lewis for Our Times: Principles of Cultural Apologetics in the Writings of Rowan Williams

In a posting of several months ago (“Romantic Orthodoxy, Militant Atheism, and a Question of Style,” December 27, 2010), I suggested that Rowan Williams models an attractive style of Christian engagement of secular culture. Here I would like to flesh … Continue reading

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The Thomistic Challenge of C.S. Lewis’s Sermon “Learning in War-time”

Introduction Any Christian who aspires to be a student faces two great temptations: the belief that their studies must “add up” to something or that their creative power, either to redescribe or to expose and “deconstruct,” is absolute. Often these … Continue reading

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The Perils of (post)Postmodernism and the Joy of Incarnational Humanism

An ecumenical address for Huron University College and St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ontario Introduction Anyone interested in engaging contemporary culture for the sake of advancing a timely Christian apologetic, as you undoubtedly are, has for some time had to wrestle … Continue reading

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Romantic Orthodoxy, Militant Atheism, and a Question of Style

In a recent article, “The New Divide: Romantic versus Classical Orthodoxy,” Modern Theology 26 (2010), the Anglican theologian John Milbank, has identified a new divide between “romantic” and “classical” orthodoxy, one which replaces the older divide between theological orthodoxy and … Continue reading

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The Wound of Knowledge

Rowan Williams, The Wound of Knowledge, 2nd rev. ed., London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1990. The title of this spiritually nourishing and academically challenging book its author draws from the poetry of R.S. Thomas. The Wound of Knowledge offers us … Continue reading

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When Marxists Defend Christians

Terry Eagleton is a literary theorist and cultural critic, someone who reflects on the nature of literature, what it accomplishes in individuals, reading communities, and culture, as well as how various forces (from the psychological to the political) shape it. … Continue reading

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