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On Classical Metaphor

On Classical Metaphor

Peter Leithart helpfully explores how the ancients did not consider metaphorical language to be a mere adornment of the literal, but rather as as essential tool to communicate reality. A snippet: Allegory was certainly not mere adornment, a clever way of getting to something that could be expressed otherwise. Allegory’s primary setting in ancient thought… Continue Reading

Analogy and God Talk

Analogy and God Talk

One of the first things we discover when we begin reading the Bible is that we are not God. He is the Creator and we are the created, and between Creator and created stands an infinite, qualitative difference. So pronounced is this difference that some people despair of ever speaking meaningfully about God. They reason that human languages were invented to discuss… Continue Reading

Truth and the Moral Imagination

Truth and the Moral Imagination

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Preserving the Truth in our Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

If, as I argued in the last post, truth is more than factual correspondence—if it has an aesthetic aspect to it—then both the apprehension and the presentation of truth involve more than just intellect; they involve the aesthetic part of man, in particular, his imagination. Today we use the term “imagination” to mean something more similar to… Continue Reading

Review: Elegy for Trains by Benjamin Myers

Review: Elegy for Trains by Benjamin Myers

Benjamin Myers Elegy for Trains Village Books Press ISBN Number: 978-0-9818680-6-6 Over the last quarter century, poetry has done some rather public soul .  Poets and critics alike have spilled gallons of ink (both actual and virtual) on whether poetry does—or can—still matter and why.  Naysayers point out the impact of pop-culture and the plight… Continue Reading