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As the National Post s Robert Fulford points out, on the back jacket of Roger Scruton’s new book, Beauty , you can find a tiny drawing of a garden gnome while on the front there’s a woman’s face by Sandro Botticelli. The two illustrations point us toward the sharp line . . . . Continue Reading »
I’m eager to hear Stephen Webb’s reply to Stephen Barr’s response to Webb’s earlier post on Darwin . And while it would be foolish for me to include myself in a debate between a scientist and a philosopher, I see no reason not to throw another philosopher in the mix. . . . . Continue Reading »
In 1915, Canadian medical officer John McCrae published what has become one of the most popular poems from the First World War, “In Flanders Fields” : In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely . . . . Continue Reading »
“Why should an intelligent person believe in God?” That was the first question posed to Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks at a dinner for religion journalists sponsored last night by the Templeton Foundation, by the Washington Post’s Sally Quinn. Rabbi Sacks, the author of eighteen books . . . . Continue Reading »
Fr. Khalil Samir S.J., an advisor to Pope Benedict XVI on Islam, writes today that the pope’s speech at Jordan’s University of Madaba was “really the key point of this pilgrimage.” Fr. Samir, who helped prepare the pope’s visit to Jordan, argues that “religion has . . . . Continue Reading »
The Eve of St. AgnesGreen Bay, 2008 John Keats for Today’s Reader Saint Agnes EveAh, bitter chill it was, The coach for all his sweaters was acold; The team limped weakly through the frozen grass, And bundled were the fans, a woolly fold. Numb were the passer’s fingers as . . . . Continue Reading »