Martyr Stories, Past and Present

Some of the most popular stories in medieval Europe were tales of saints and martyrs. Many of the hagiographies were essentially martyr stories as well, seeing as most early Christians were sainted for dying at the hands of pagans, like St.…

Political Poetry

  Should poets speak truth to power? Is it their role to court censorship, to call out social injustices, to commentate, to dare reveal political iniquity for what it is and damn the consequences? NPR critic Juan Vidal thinks so…

Twin Towers of the Intellect

Both the theologian, advancing abstract definitions of Deity as the Ground of Being, transcendent of language and intellection, the impersonal prime mover, hardly so limited and vengeful and silly as an Old-Bearded-Man-in-the-Sky, as the theologically uninformed would suppose It; and…

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