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Salvaging the Biblical View on Homosexuality: A Challenge to the Exegesis of Adam Phillips

“The word ‘homosexuality’ didn’t even show up in English translations of the Bible until 1946, so why do we say the Bible condemns it?” – Adam Phillips.

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against self-criticism

Adam Phillips: ‘Against Self-Criticism’ (with Q&A)

Adam Phillips, psychotherapist and writer, reflects on self-hatred. The lecture was part of the London Review of Books Winter Lectures series 2015, held at the British Museum.


There's Too Much Love

I feel stupid for feeling all these feelings. My friends have been approaching me with a keen concern that is actually funny, if it weren’t so embarassing on my part. 625 more words


“We are always reading for pleasure. ..It is pleasure that we are always seeking, and never more so than when the nature of that pleasure is obscure” – ADAM PHILLIPS http://ift.tt/1efazeh

“you can only recover your appetite if you allow to ..be unknown to yourself” – http://ift.tt/1cnPmOq – ZIZEK citing ADAM PHILLIPS http://ift.tt/1Ia4d7g

On Being a Terrible Listener

Listening is a harder thing to do than it seems. The other day someone I know told me she had seen a movie, asked me if I had seen it (it was Cloud Atlas, and I had, as well as having read the novel it was based on,) and five minutes later I realised I had babbled on about it almost non-stop. 709 more words