The Poets Tell Many Lies

From First Thoughts

In his short treatise How to Study Poetry , Plutarch (d. ca. 120) takes a somewhat cautious approach to the form. On the one hand, he commends poetry as providing an introduction to philosophy (in the ancient sense of a quest for wisdom to live a life that flourishes). On the other hand, he . . . . Continue Reading »

The Two Wings of Evangelicalism

From First Thoughts

You’ve heard of Bonaventure’s famous image of faith and reason as two wings by which the soul flies toward God? Well, evangelicals have two wings, one devoted to that mystical ascent of faith and the other toward the rational exposition of the faith. These two wings are the revivalist and . . . . Continue Reading »

God’s Paradoxes

From the March 2012 Print Edition

Infinity Dwindled to Infancy: A Catholic and Evangelical Christology ?by Edward T. Oakes Eerdmans, 471 pages, $44 We think of God as glorious and magnificent, the creator and lord of all things. And yet Christianity tells us to seek him in an infant’s manger in a humble stable. We look to him . . . . Continue Reading »