Category Archives: Books

Being Benedict or Daring Daniel?

It’s always good to hear that Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option” still hangs in the religious consciousness, if only amongst those on Twitter or fortunate enough to the Dreher speak.  Leah Libresco has a great new book on the concept, giving … Continue reading

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A Key with Which to See

What I appreciate most about Oliver O’Donovan’s Self, World, and Time (which I have mentioned here and here) is its assertion that the way we live life matters.  This, I imagine, sounds like a no-brainer to most.  Ours is a … Continue reading

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Like It’s 1943

This weekend I finally finished The Year of Our Lord 1943 by Alan Jacobs.  In the book, Jacob traces the war-time thinking of thinkers like Simone Weil, Jacques Maritain, W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, and C. S. Lewis, particularly … Continue reading

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Further into the Great Degeneration

Back in 2012, I read a little book by Niall Ferguson called The Great Degeneration.  I didn’t know much about Ferguson (and still don’t, really), but I found his book about the great, pending crisis concerning the decay and death … Continue reading

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Thinking about Thinking

This week we started reading Alan Jacobs’s How to Think in class.  The class, which focuses on “Christian thought,” has been pretty steady for a number of years.  The addition of How to Think is the biggest shift in a … Continue reading

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Hope but “No Open Highway”

Beyond the Bible, my most faithful summer traveling companion was the writings of Anglican theological Oliver O’Donovan.  I made relatively quick work of his Self, World, and Time back in June.  When I left the island, I took the second … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough?

When I returned to campus last week to start things off with faculty formation and prep, one thought came to mind and came to mind quickly: the mountain wasn’t high enough.  The mountain, of course, was the summer vacation that … Continue reading

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