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POTW: Sin and Love: Ways of Knowing and the Iconic Imagination

THE AGONY George Herbert (1593-1633) Philosophers have measured mountains, Fathomed the depths of seas, of states, and kings, Walked with a staff to heaven, and traced fountains: But there are two vast, spacious things, The which to measure it doth more behove: Yet few there are that sound them; Sin and Love. Who would know …

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POTW: The Odyssey – On Dangerous Women & Their Looms

Classics Christian Classical education is “logo-centric” (among other things) – driven by language, in love with words, books, literature, truth; both logos and the Logos. Living in a time of confused and devalued language, then, proves difficult for many of us. To use one example, the title of “classic” can now apply to any book …

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POTW: What Hurts, Teaches – Reflections on a Coleridge Poem

Quae Nocent Docent [in Christ’s Hospital book] O! mihi praeteritos referat si Jupiter annos! (1789) Oh! might my ill-past hours return again! No more, as then, should Sloth around me throw Her soul-enslaving, leaden chain! No more the precious time would I employ In giddy revels, or in thoughtless joy, A present joy producing future …

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