Proust’s Ethics of Sacred Imagination

Marcel Proust’s A la recherché du temps perdu “In Search of Lost Time” is concerned with creating a world where his readers are able to communicate in a sacred place: a world where they can discover coherence between time and space, where the establishment of a new form of truth through experiencing felt time is …

How (Not) to Speak of God: Book Review

Peter Rollins' book How (Not) to Speak of God shook my world and made me excited about the emergent movement. The text deconstructs several core Christian theological concepts: the place of doubt in Christianity, salvation, truth, one’s desire for spiritual transformation, and the place of God. Rollins strength is in his philosophical approach to theology. …

Fulfilling the Traumatic Demand: Review of Critchley’s Ethics

Simon Critchley’s text on ethics and politics, Infinitely Demanding addresses the drift of nihilism that has overcome our contemporary conception of the political. Nihilism in this case is how we experience our societies as externally compulsory, but not internally compelling. In many ways Critcley's real asset is in bringing philosophy into a concrete relationship to …

Apostles of the Real – Terry Eagleton’s “Trouble with Strangers”

St. Paul regards virtue as emanating from a source of spontaneous goodness, where “the law” ought to be “inscribed onto the heart rather than codified onto tablets of stone.” This Pauline conception of the Law is much like Lacan’s symbolic realm, yet it’s symbolic system is one that orients the Christian community towards the good …