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Biographia Literaria (and what makes genius)

The Essence of Genius in Writing It was the union of deep feeling with profound thought; the fine balance of truth in observing, with the imaginative faculty in modifying, the objects observed; and above all the original gift of spreading … Continue reading

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That Hideous Strength, by CS Lewis

  Easily Lewis’s best work. This should be on the front shelves at everyChristian book store. Lewis frighteningly predicted the rise of the scientific, planning state. For those who laugh at “conspiracies” of the New World Order, read this book and … Continue reading


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On How to Read Samuel Johnson

I picked up a copy of his Major Works (Oxford World’s Classics) last spring.  I’ve read bits and pieces of it but never had much time to invest in it.  I’ve taught passages from Johnson before and students, even if they didn’t … Continue reading

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Letters to Malcolm (Lewis)

Lewis, C. S. Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer. This book serves several functions. In it Lewis goes a bit deeper in theology than what you find in Mere Christianity and he also touches on explosive issues in mid-century Anglican theology. … Continue reading

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Meditation on Meditation in a Toolshed

I picked up my old copy of CS Lewis’s God in the Dock and reread “Meditation in a Toolshed.”  He explains the difference between looking at something and looking alongside it.  One sentence caught my eye, You can step outside one experience … Continue reading

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Sailing the Wine Dark Sea

This book is vintage Cahill: witty, provocative, and probably over-sexed. I have to give him credit–Cahill is a competent scholar and he does cover the relevant topics.  He covers the “Greek” outlook on poetry, war, partying, and philosophy.  There is … Continue reading

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