Worth a Look 10.24.12
Kindle Deal of the Day: On Loving God by Bernard of Clairvaux. $0.99.
A medieval thinker and writer who greatly influenced Luther and other Reformers.
Even though the vast majority of Americans favor some protection for unborn children from abortion, consistent pro-choice positions don’t generate media interest. Only consistent pro-life positions do. What’s the journalistic defense for that double standard, I wonder?
I’ve found that becoming a modern-day, accidental Pharisee is a lot like eating at Denny’s. No one wants to go there. We just end up there.
Although equal to its white counterpart in its denial of the possibility of and need for a Divine Being, African American atheism differs in its object of attack from “The New Atheism.” Whereas Richard Dawkins positions science against Christian belief and the late Christopher Hitchens attacked Christians’ claim of God being “good,” African American atheism directs its “no-Creator” tirade at the character of the black church and history of African Americans.
The writer’s next third of a century is the busy era of the Unknown Solzhenitsyn. To this time we can assign his greatest work (he says), The Red Wheel, most of which appeared then, though he worked on it for more than half a century. Five thousand pages of historical fiction is not the likeliest magnet for new readers. Descriptions of works yet to be published in English may be found in The Soul and Barbed Wire: An Introduction to Solzhenitsyn. Just now, however, appears a collection of short stories titled Apricot Jam and Other Stories that could refresh his supply of readers.