Good theologians offer us humanity, and Rowan Williams certainly does with Looking East in Winter (Bloomsbury, 2021). Williams takes his title from a teaching by Diadochos of Photiki (c. 400 to 486) about what it is like to stand in prayer, facing into the sunrise on a winter morning. We feel the warmth on our … Continue reading Offering Our Humanity Back to Us: Looking East in Winter by Rowan Williams
My family and I read the last pages of David Bentley Hart’s novel Kenogaia out loud together the day after Super Bowl LVI when the Rams won over the Bengals. It was Valentine's Day 2022. We started 420 pages earlier during the Nativity Fast in December 2021. This fantasy novel by David Bentley Hart is … Continue reading Kenogaia: What Did My Family Think (and Does Modernity Need an Antidote of Gnosticism)?