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Joshua Gibbs

Joshua Gibbs teaches online classes at GibbsClassical.com. He is the author of How To Be Unlucky, Something They Will Not Forget, and Blasphemers. His wife is generous and his children are funny.

The Transcendental Aspects Of God As Children.

The first two chapters of Shelley’s Frankenstein describe the lives of three young children in Geneva: “I [the narrator Victor] was…deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.” “[Elizabeth] busied herself with the aerial creations of the poets and in the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home…” “…Clerval occupied himself…with the moral relations

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Punks.

I. On Sunday afternoon, I drink a French press and put on Bill Evans or Django Reinhardt while meandering through the forest-clearing, four pound Sunday edition of the New York Times. On the sofa, my wife and I read the paper while our children take a nap, which is an hour if we’re lucky. So

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Do Muggles Exist? Part Two: The New Christian Anti-Intellectual Aesthetic

On: Gregory of Nyssa; muggles actually exist; the extravagant wake of St Antony of Egypt; a short history of hermits; St Augustine on the contemplative life; misreading Dillard and Chesterton; the word “quiddity” and whether you should use it; wanting something more than Mumford and Sons. Book One of Gregory of Nyssa’s The Life of

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