modernity

It’s All a Matter of Perspective: A Brief Thought on Modernity

On the Sunday after the 2016 CiRCE National Conference, I had the great pleasure of attending a local church with some of the conference attendees. The church building of Ascension Orthodox Church in Charleston was stunning, and the interior was filled with beautiful artwork. When we walked in we immediately saw a huge scaffold erected …

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A Few Thoughts about Music, Story, and the Death of Poetry inspired by Jonathan Swift

One of the talks I will be giving in July in Charleston at the Circe National Conference is about Jonathan Swift’s critique of Modernity. His insights into the problems caused by the modern world are profound and surprisingly relevant even three hundred years later. In a very simplified nutshell: Swift saw that the modern world …

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