Results tagged “literature” from Reformation21

Questionable Creatures: A Bestiary

Article by   November 2006
Bestiaries are fascinating things--part fact and observation; part fiction and superstition. From Herodotus, Pliny, and Aristotle through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, these descriptions of animals, birds, serpents, and fanciful beasts provide a rich tapestry to understand the mind... continue

The Shadow of the Antichrist: Nietzsche's Critique of Christianity

Article by   November 2006
Cards on the table: Stephen N. Williams is a fellow Welshman whom I have known for over thirty-five years. I am still pondering a question he asked me on a visit he made to my home in 1977 when I... continue

Rallying the Really Human Things

Article by   September 2006
A friend of mine, some five years ago now, introduced me to Vigen Guroian when he suggested I read Inheriting Paradise (Eerdmans, 1999), a short but immensely satisfying meditation on the relationship of theology to gardening. Earlier this year, I... continue

New Town

Article by   February 2006
Though some will try and deny it, everyone loves a good story. Being fashioned in the likeness of the God who scripted the story of life, we by consequence find both identity and delight in stories. We have, after all,... continue

Aslan Is On The Move...

Article by   December 2005
When viewing a film, while it is important to pay attention to its narrative, it is also very important not to simply or exclusively concentrate on the narrative. The artistic elements of filmmaking convey aesthetic and worldview choices as much... continue

The Gospel According to Harry Potter

Article by   November 2005
Harry Potter is the literary phenomenon for children so far in the twenty first century. On the use of the imagination in literature, C.S. Lewis has commented, "You and I who still enjoy fairy tales have less reason to wish... continue

The Soul of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Article by   November 2005
"Fairy tales, romance and adventure appeal to us, not just because they are different from our ordinary experience but because they present in easily assimilable form an essential element of that experience, the shrouding mystery of life and the tremulous... continue

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

Article by   November 2005
Toothless Vampires and the Holy GrailIt is often suggested that John Milton's Paradise Lost is a better read than his Paradise Regained. It is easier to describe evil than goodness, easier to record the terrors of Hell than the beauty... continue


Article by   August 2005
 Carrying biblical overtones and set in the rural Iowa town of Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's second novel is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction--and with good reason. In a spare prose that rings with psychological realism and... continue

Results tagged “literature” from Reformation21 Blog

Literary Theological Imagination

Article by   August 2018
The function of the literary imagination is to incarnate meaning in concrete images, characters, events, and settings rather than abstract or propositional arguments. To use the formula of Dorothy Sayers, the imagination images forth its subject, and in turn it is... continue

Splintered Fragments of the True Light

Article by   March 2018
For several weeks I've been intermittently reading Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach to my kids, while dabbling (as is my wont) in the news (typically the BBC), which, true to form, has generally born witness by one... continue

Walker Percy on the Bankruptcy of Naturalistic Materialism

Article by   June 2016
About a year ago I took a solo road trip from Jackson, MS to St. Joseph's Abbey in Covington, LA, which is the final resting place of the Roman Catholic novelist, Walker Percy. It was an opportunity to pay... continue

Review: "Pastors in the Classics"

Article by   January 2013
Pastors in the Classics: Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World LiteratureLeland Ryken, Philip Ryken & Todd WilsonBaker Books, 2012, 192pp., paperback, $16.99ISBN 978-0-8010-7197-3This is an odd book. It is not a bad book, but it is hard to... continue
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