In 2009, David Bentley Hart made bold claims about Gregory of Nyssa as the first in the ancient world to denounce slavery in utterly uncompromising terms. This was in Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies (Yale University Press). While Hart does not provide much by way of footnoting or defense in his … Continue reading Slavery in Gregory of Nyssa as a Wound that We Inflict Upon Christ
What of Hart’s Tradition and Apocalypse is Shared with Wilken’s The Myth of Christian Beginnings?
[Advanced notice: Please see one correction in a comment below from David Bentley Hart.] Robert Louis Wilken Two of Robert Louis Wilken’s wonderful books blessed me a few years ago (The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God and The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity). For another project recently, … Continue reading What of Hart’s Tradition and Apocalypse is Shared with Wilken’s The Myth of Christian Beginnings?
David Bentley Hart’s Call to Inhabit Our Living Traditions
“‘Tradition’ …is the conviction that one has truly heard a call from the realm of the transcendent, but a call that must be heard again before its meaning can be grasped or its summons obeyed; and the labor of interpretation is the diligent practice of waiting attentively in the interval, for fear otherwise of forgetting … Continue reading David Bentley Hart’s Call to Inhabit Our Living Traditions
Beren and Lúthien: the Power of Love over Death
Author note: we are grateful for this post by guest blogger Nessa Hake. She is a senior in high school and gave permission to her father, regular blogger Jesse Hake, to post this paper that she wrote for a school assignment. J. R. R. Tolkien disagreed with the practice of allegory for the most part … Continue reading Beren and Lúthien: the Power of Love over Death