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An Unpublished Note on Christian Morality

I chanced upon the piece below published in Religious Studies 19 (2):175 – 183. F. H. Bradley, An Unpublished Note on Christian Morality, Introduced and edited by Gordon Kendal. At some time between 1907 and 1912, probably very much nearer the earlier date, [1] Bradley produced the first draft of an article on Christian morality. He did this in…

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

Another puncture to the regressive dhimmi myth. Here are a few reviews. Thomas F. Madden review; Nirmal Das review; Danusha V. Goska review; Norman Berdichevsky review; Julia Pavón Benito review; Jude P. Dougherty review; Anne Barbeau Gardiner review; Paul Monk review. ChristianityDario Fernandez-MoreraislamjihadjizyaJudaismMiddle Agesregressive leftSpaintaqiya

Philo’s Doctrine of the LOGOS

Philo of Alexandria: this is a slightly reworked essay, hopefully this time round with the Greek characters rendering correctly. For those who want to learn more about this fascinating character the best recent Philonic hubs are David Runia and Torrey Seland (and blog). Of course there are a few scholars from earlier generations (“pre-publish or perish days”) such as Bury, Dodd, and…

The Case Of Wagner: A Musician’s Problem

Chose your digital format of “The Case Of Wagner: A Musician’s Problem” made available by Project Gutenberg. Of course, one should also give a close listen to this version of Parsifal from Bayreuth 2016. And yet this other question can certainly not be circumvented: what business had he actually with that manly (alas! so unmanly) “bucolic simplicity,” that…

The search goes on

Nick Spencer’s The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values warmly reviewed in The Economist. This theme was one that Walker Percy repeatedly returned to. Lurking everywhere in the secularised West is what he calls a “disenchantment with disenchantment”. People still want more than just freedom and choice. They want to belong, they want community rooted in…