Søren Kierkegaard is clear and concise. He understood the life of the spirit better than most. Unfortunately he is often overlooked in preference to Nietzsche. & may I mention that Kierkegaard’s insights about Faith is relevant to all religions.
Hopkins knew the fleeting/hardening nature of Samsara. In this poem, which is not very well known, Fr. Hopkins is at his best as a practitioner of Sprung Rhythm and as a follower of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The world turns, while the Cross is still.
This is an interrogation of the Valley of Words’ nominated book, Buddha at Work through a Nichiren Buddhist hermeneutics. In this process the review proves Jim McGuigan and Harold Bloom correct in their invectives against cultural populism.
This is an essay on Tantra which originated from a draft prepared for some other purpose. Here I try to show how Tantra and Yoga are related to each other.
Frs. Christian Mignon and Lawrence Abello were our greatest linguists and neo-Thomists. This post remembers them. Fr. Mignon went to the Man from Galilee this October, 20. Fr. Abello had returned to Jesus earlier.
This is a meditation on a God who unsettles us and cries out from among the poor. A God who hangs in shame from a Cross.