Transworld Irony (new term)

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Transworld Irony (or TWI): It is possible that in every possible world there exists at a college named after John Calvin a philosophy professor who offers a free will defense for the problem of evil.  … [Read more...]

Marilynne Robinson: What Literature Owes the Bible

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This wonderful piece was published last week in the New York Times. Authored by the writer and novelist Marilynne Robinson, it begins this way: The Bible is the model for and subject of more art and thought than those of us who live within its influence, consciously or unconsciously, will ever know.Literatures are self-referential by nature, and even when references to Scripture in contemporary fiction and poetry are no more than ornamental or rhetorical — indeed, even when they are u … [Read more...]


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