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A Grammar of the Self

You cannot call up any wilder vision than a city in which men ask themselves whether they have any selves. —G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy Chesterton was wrong, for that other vision stood in the wings. But, writing in 1908, how could he have predicted that parents would one day pay minds so . . . . Continue Reading »

The Psychology of Altruism

In his 1987 book Hope Within History, Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann argues that when people are in situations like that of the ancient Hebrews under Babylonian captivity, where an overwhelmingly powerful majority holds seemingly complete and brutal sway over an oppressed minority, the latter must . . . . Continue Reading »

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