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You Are What You Love (James K.A. Smith)

Score: 4.5/5

Since the publication of his 2009 Desiring the Kingdom, James K.A. Smith has been developing his anthropology of the human being as lover. 1,741 more words


Theodore Roethke

I know the purity of pure despair,
My shadow pinned against a sweating wall.
That place among the rocks—is it a cave,
Or winding path? The edge is what I have. 17 more words


It's Not What You Think

How can we effectively shut down those who disagree with our viewpoints? According to a New York Times article I read today, we have only to utter the two simple words “I feel.” The writer, Molly Worthen, makes the case that, rather than appealing to what we think or believe in a manner that could encourage an intellectual and objective exchange of ideas, we shield ourselves from exposure to such challenges by taking refuge in the subjectivity of our emotions. 408 more words

Christ As Lord

Critical Responses to Postmodernism

Anthony Giddens attacks post-modernity firstly because he believes that we have not yet left modernity – and thus the sociology of modernity still provides the correct tools for analysing contemporary society, and secondly because he believes that there is still a social structure with both constrains and enables human action. 517 more words

Theory And Methods

Postmodernism 2: The Pictures Generation

(Crimp, D (1977) Pictures. New York: Artists space. (full exhibition catalogue above)

“The work of the five emerging artists in this exhibition and that of many other young artists as well seem to be largely free of references to the convention of modernist art, and instead to turn to those of other art forms more directly concerned with representation – film and photography, most particularly – and even to the most debased of our cultural conventions – television and picture newspapers for example.” (Crimp, D. 451 more words

William S. Burroughs

There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve. ― William S. Burroughs


If On Winter's Night A Traveler: Playful and Surprisingly Readable

I think, with the exception of a Stephen King novel, I am finally through reading all the novels I received for Christmas. Though I do love Pynchon, I am wary of getting into a lot of experimental fiction. 771 more words