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Iris Murdoch and the Freedom of Attention

This meditation was written by Ken Wilson. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.  Philippians 4:8 There is an amusing scene in Whit Stillman’s 1990 preppie coming-of-age film, […]

Mutually Antagonistic Rival Goodness: James Alison on the Purpose of Theology

Catholic theologian and noted Rene Girard interpreter James Alison on the purpose of theology: One of the most difficult things I find in teaching theology is people’s addiction to goodness.  Theology is principally for people who are not very good.  That’s the whole point of it.  It presupposes that God is talking to people who […]