Monthly Archives: July 2013

GK

Background: When I was the editor of Gilbert Magazine, I was responsible for the “Tremendous Trifles” column. It was occasionally hard to find a sufficient amount of interesting GKC material to fill the page, so John Peterson sent me a … Continue reading

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It’s been a rough week for Anthony Weiner. His campaign manager in the race for mayor just quit because of Weiner’s newest scandal. And it’s tough finding a replacement because every time he emails someone, they’re like, “I’m not opening … Continue reading

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Voegelin and Pressure

Voegelin with a Nock Kicker History, said Voegelin, is “the perpetual task to regain the order under God from the pressure of mundane existence.” That’s the science of history? Heck, it’s the science of everyday life. Just as Plato noted … Continue reading

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Monday

I have a few contemporary things to discuss, so today’s Eudemon will revert to the traditional TDE style. * * * * * * * Received in the mail: The Tumbler of God: Chesterton as Mystic by Fr. Robert Wild. … Continue reading

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Friday

BYCU If you haven’t spent a lot of time with Zmirak’s Bad Catholic series, you’re missing out. The material is flat-out brilliant. Content, prose, humor: it’s all there. I expect to draw a lot of BYCU material from Zmirak, including … Continue reading

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William James

I’ve always meant to read more William James or, failing more by James, more about James (“Do not read history. Read biography for it is life without theory.” Disraeli). Early on, I read his Varieties of Religious Experience with intense … Continue reading

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GKC

Background: When I was the editor of Gilbert Magazine, I was responsible for the “Tremendous Trifles” column. It was occasionally hard to find a sufficient amount of interesting GKC material to fill the page, so John Peterson sent me a … Continue reading

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De Lubac and Dostoyevsky

If you’re intrigued by Dostoyevsky but can’t bring yourself to read any of his lengthy fiction, get a copy of Henri de Lubac’s The Drama of Atheist Humanism. It ranks in my top 10 books of all time. The reader … Continue reading

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More Gilson and God and Philosophy

“Just as science can play havoc with metaphysics, metaphysics can play havoc with science.” Gilson There is a natural antipathy between the two. Gilson goes on to point out that metaphysics stifled science for centuries, just as science today stifles … Continue reading

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Give a Girl a Break

My electronic friend, Michelle Reitemeyer, recently had to abandon Blogger. Some of you may recall that I came close to such a decision myself. It’s hard to abandon electronic real estate that you’ve developed over years, but Michelle felt like … Continue reading

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Friday

That’s a picture of a bowling alley at the Atlantic Garden Saloon in Sandusky, Ohio, toward the turn of the century. I’ve spent a lot of time in bowling alleys (season high average winner, with a 112, in fifth grade). … Continue reading

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GKC

Background: When I was the editor of Gilbert Magazine, I was responsible for the “Tremendous Trifles” column. It was occasionally hard to find a sufficient amount of interesting GKC material to fill the page, so John Peterson sent me a … Continue reading

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