Peter Leithart reviews Ephraim Radner’s A Brutal Unity:
Radner traces the murderous divisiveness of Christianity back to Epiphanius’ fourth-century treatise “Refutation of all Heresies.” The “Epiphanian paradigm” treats intra-Christian discord as apostasy and preserves the unity of the Church by expelling those judged heretical. For Radner, this is another evasion since it literally places division outside the Church.
Also today, Micah Mattix analyzes Frank O’Hara’s “oh Lana Turner we love you get up”:
It’s a funny line, effective in part because of the surprising contrast in diction, mild slapstick, and incongruity (“I have been to lots of parties / and acted perfectly disgraceful / but I never actually collapsed”), but one might argue that it is too light to be of any lasting value.