Can Art Save Us in a Time of Pandemic? (repost from Searching for Proust)

View original post at Searching for Proust: Can Art Save us in a Time of Pandemic? ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty’—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. John Keats – from “Ode on a Grecian Urn” In a time such as this when falconers have lost their falcons and […]

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Proust in a Time of Coronavirus

I’ve started a new reading group for Proust’s In Search of Lost Time for anyone interested in reading this great work while we all exercise social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the Proust in a Time of Coronavirus Facebook group, I have also opened up another wordpress page for those interested in […]

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The Elevation of the Individual In the Christian Story

The following is an excerpt from Erich Auerbach’s 1929 publication, Dante: Poet of the Secular World – ‘The story of Christ is more than the parousia of the logos, more than the manifestation of the idea. In it the idea is subjected to the problematic character and desperate injustice of earthly happening. Considered in itself […]

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And then – the glory…

In what is my estimation, John Steinbeck’s finest novel East of Eden, he moves in and out of a sermonic discourse that thunders from another place where beauty dances in the human heart and speaks to the kind of experience that shatters the dim world we so often feel confined to: Sometimes a kind of glory […]

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The Damned May Enter – Introduction Video (Take 2)

I reworked and expanded on The Damned May Enter introduction video. I am still working on getting the audio a little clearer. There is some background noise here. Bear with me as I work on getting higher quality videos to my reading audience. Here goes:

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To Hell with Them? Part 5

” – They who will give an account to him who is ready to judge the quick and the dead. Because it was for this that the good tidings were proclaimed to the dead, that though judged in the flesh according to human beings they might live in the spirit according to God.” 1 Peter […]

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The Harrowing of Hell

This post is related to the ‘To Hell With Them? series (Part 1 and Part 2) I am working through. However, I will take a more aesthetic approach here and share a brief but important section of my upcoming novel The Damned May Enter that deals with the Harrowing of Hell. In the Harrowing of […]

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