May 11, 2009
Whatever Happened to Profound Unbelief?
Recently I referred to (and quoted from) David Bentley Hart’s Atheist Delusions. I can’t resist returning to a few pages in the penultimate chapter of that book. One of Hart’s chief contentions is that they just don’t make atheists like they used to. Nietzsche was a worthy opponent who truly understood the issues at stake. But the latest tribe—led by Dawkins, Hitchens and Harris—are an embarrassment to their intellectual tradition. Hart’s book is full of solid historical correction vigorously argued. But he also knows how to make his opponents look absolutely silly.Continue reading "Whatever Happened to Profound Unbelief?"
April 29, 2009
The Delusions of Pseudo-Scholarship
Last weekend I picked up a copy of David Bentley Hart’s Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies (Yale University Press). I’d been seeing comments on this new book, and I was looking forward to getting my hands on it. Over half way into it, I’m not disappointed. It’s difficult to put it down.Continue reading "The Delusions of Pseudo-Scholarship"
November 17, 2008
Thomists in the Revival Tent
In leafing through my collection of Academic Alerts, I found the following piece in Volume 3, Number 2 (Spring 1994). It’s announcing Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli’s Handbook of Christian Apologetics. I was the editor for that book, and I recall wanting to approach my Alert assignment from a different angle and have some fun with it. Here’s how it played out:Continue reading "Thomists in the Revival Tent"
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