The Long Bony Finger

The prophet and the philosopher are both pointers. Prophets point at, philosophers point out. But both point. By doing so, they endeavor to carry to consummation that spontaneous act of

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Two Tears

  Our emotional lives seem simple. We cry, we laugh. Children can do it. We presume that matters of sophistication, paradox and mystery are reserved to the more adult activities

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Protology and Eschatology in Miniature

(Portuguese original here: Protologia e escatologia em miniatura) Many today, even those otherwise sympathetic to Christianity, find the Bible simply unbelievable. Foremost among the reasons are that its beginning seems so

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Apocalypse Recordings in New Home

My 1990 recorded meditations on the Apocalypse are no longer in separate posts, but rather brought together under a new menu (above, at the right): “Eschatology.”  A duplication of the

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Empirical Easter 2021

A common misconception about Christianity tells us that it consists in believing a series of abstract truths regarding a God who is one and three, a person who is God

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Introducing Richard De Smet SJ

I have been reading Richard De Smet’s work for years and have found him to be the deepest and most erudite interpreter of Indian thought from within a traditional, Christian

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