Posts Tagged ‘ Jerusalem and Athens ’

Taking On the Big Questions

September 24, 2007 | 48 comments
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Today’s colleges and universities have abandoned their most important task, en masse, says Anthony Kronman in his recent Boston Globe article. What are the prospects for getting back in the saddle? Read more »

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem

June 16, 2006 | 47 comments
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My wife and I were in Jerusalem for a week in March. Below are some thoughts on the city, its religious heritage, and the current conflict. Read more »

Cave used by John the Baptist?

August 16, 2004 | 2 comments
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Archeologists have excavated a cave some believe was used as a baptistry by John the Baptist. AP story is here. Read more »

An Addendum

June 7, 2004 | 7 comments
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After I wrote my earlier post, I realized I should have been more precise about something. I know that all orthodox faiths place limits on philosophical reflection. For example, an orthodox Catholic is not free to speculate about whether God is Trinity or whether abortion is actually a virtue. But I was trying to point to a substantive difference between all other Christian sects and Mormons in this regard: the Mormon limitation seem to be more primary (or radical) in that it demands that believers resist fundamental tendencies of Western thought that go all the way back to the... Read more »