Peter J. Leithart is President of Trinity House, Birmingham, Alabama, and an adjunct Senior Fellow at New St. Andrews College. He is author, most recently, of Gratitude: An Intellectual History (Baylor).

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Language of Food

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In his Teaching Company lectures on Chaucer Seth Lerer notes the ethnic and class distinction between terms for game and animals and the terms for the food produced from the game. Deer, cow, lamb, . . . . Continue Reading »

Brain Death

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Caveat: I am no scientist. If details of the following are in error, please let me know. Brain death is one of the conceptual foundations of organ transplantation. If the person from whom the surgeon . . . . Continue Reading »

Trinitivium

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Luther writes: “The Father in divine things is Grammatica, for he gives the Word and is the pure fountainhead from which, if one may so speak, floweth good, excellent, pure speech. Ths Son is . . . . Continue Reading »

Translation, 1 Kings 11

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Now the King Shlomoh loved women, Foreign ones, Many. And the daughter of Pharaoh. Moabiyyot Ammanoyyot Adomyyot Tzedniyyot Chittiyyot From the nations which Yahweh said to the sons of Israel, ?You . . . . Continue Reading »

Sloth, or Whatever

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INTRODUCTION Sloth has historically been listed among the ?deadly sins,?Ealong with wrath, envy, lust, and the like. The Bible gives strong support to this description of sloth. It is indeed a deadly . . . . Continue Reading »