Category: Religion

Thursday

Apologetics 101 from Orestes Although Brownson was a collaborator with the radical Fanny Wright (and her partner, socialist Robert Owen), and had veered strongly toward agnosticism himself, he quickly …

Thursday

The Zen of Lisieux Two passages from John C. h. Wu’s The Golden Age of Zen that I ran across last week: “Tao is nothing else than the ordinary …

Wendell

Great Quote So I took that Wendell Berry book off my shelf earlier this week and read a few pages. On the third page, I ran across this great …

Wednesday

I stated earlier that I like Zen because it represents the highest attainment of un-assisted philosophy. It dawned on me later that I should probably explain myself. What I …

Zen Stuff

Who are the most Zen-like Christian thinkers? St. John of the Cross seems to be the one that’s mentioned the most, with Meister Eckhart a close second. I’ve also …

Friday

Great Merton anecdote: “Over Labor Day , Merton and Joe Roberts went to Philadelphia, arguing over mysticism and the Catholic Church, drinking so much that it took several days …