Monthly Archives: November 2015

Veteran’s Day

…formerly known as Armistice Day which commemorated the end of World War I, the ‘war to end all wars’. In 1954 the name of the day was changed to ‘Veterans Day’ to honor the service of all US military veterans. … Continue reading

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René Girard: NY Times Obituary

That forthright religious stance may have cost him status in university circles, said Robert Pogue Harrison, a professor of literature at Stanford. “No doubt it was an obstacle,” he said. “He believed in Christian truth, which isn’t going to find … Continue reading

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Bishop Robert Barron: René Girard – Church Father

There are some thinkers that offer intriguing ideas and proposals, and there is a tiny handful of thinkers that manage to shake your world. Girard was in this second camp. – Bishop Robert Barron

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Kristallnacht

80 years ago today. Since the liberation of the death camps 70 years ago we have repeated the mantra that we would never forget. In too many places today, not only is the memory fading, but the evil we swore … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie tells Parliament ISIS uses rape as ‘centrepoint of their terror’

“The most aggressive terrorist group in the world today knows what we know, knows that [kidnapping, enslaving and raping women] is a very effective weapon and they are using it as a centrepoint of their terror and their way of … Continue reading

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Rationalism is nothing but anthropomorphism…

“Rationalism is nothing but anthropomorphism in thought. In contrast to the true anthropological principle, anthropomorphism in theology consists in the application of the limited human measure to the divine domain. This is particularly the case in the doctrine of judgment … Continue reading

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The ideology of immanent progress…

“The fact that the ideology of immanent progress forgets death is a striking example of the superficiality and thoughtlessness with which it treats the most essential, decisive problem. … Carpe diem is the sole conclusion of godless historiosophy.” — Sergius … Continue reading

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Peter Robinson remembers René Girard

My friend Peter Robinson has written a beautiful tribute to René Girard.

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René Girard – requiescat in pace

René Girard, an inspiration and an affectionate friend, passed from this life at 2:30 this morning. My heart is filled with gratitude for his warmth and wisdom.

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The Other Letter…

 

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