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  • Matthew Levering.  The Theology of Augustine: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013, xviii + 204 pp., £15.99/$24.99 paper.  In The Theology of Augustine, Matthew Levering, professor of religious studies at the University of […]

    Reviews: Understanding Augustine and His Reception

    Matthew Levering.  The Theology of Augustine: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013, xviii + 204 pp., £15.99/$24.99 paper.  In The Theology of Augustine, Matthew Levering, professor of religious studies at the University of […]

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  • As Jeremy Begbie reminds his readers, “All good theology is done on the cliff-edge—one step too far and you tumble into idolatry, one step back and the view is never so good.”[1] In no place is this more true than in […]

    Visiting Scholars Series: A Lutheran Contribution?

    As Jeremy Begbie reminds his readers, “All good theology is done on the cliff-edge—one step too far and you tumble into idolatry, one step back and the view is never so good.”[1] In no place is this more true than in […]

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  • Sara Schumacher has written previously on “The Relationship between the Artist and the Church,” arguing that artists must resist the temptation to view themselves as prophets in exile for “becoming a victim … inhibits true reconciliation.”[1] In this post I’d like to […]

    Art and the Community of Others

    Sara Schumacher has written previously on “The Relationship between the Artist and the Church,” arguing that artists must resist the temptation to view themselves as prophets in exile for “becoming a victim … inhibits true reconciliation.”[1] In this post I’d like to […]

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  • It is not uncommon to hear theologians speak of a “relational turn” in our thinking about personhood.  The idea, it seems to me, is that 20th century thinking about personhood shifts away from an individualistic understanding of the person as […]

    Copyright Law and the Art of Becoming Human

    It is not uncommon to hear theologians speak of a “relational turn” in our thinking about personhood.  The idea, it seems to me, is that 20th century thinking about personhood shifts away from an individualistic understanding of the person as […]

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  • Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald & the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy Magdalen College, Oxford, 13 – 15 August 2014 The “Inklings,” an Oxford group that included C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams, has long been recognized as […]

    Call for Papers: Informing the Inklings

    Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald & the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy Magdalen College, Oxford, 13 – 15 August 2014 The “Inklings,” an Oxford group that included C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams, has long been recognized as […]

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  • Over the holidays, I entered my tenth year of seeing every film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture before the Oscar broadcast. Among them was The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese’s latest boasting a weighty NC-17 rating from the […]

    So what?: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and Meaningless Portrayal

    Over the holidays, I entered my tenth year of seeing every film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture before the Oscar broadcast. Among them was The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese’s latest boasting a weighty NC-17 rating from the […]

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  • There is an important point that, if more widely recognized, might defuse some of the controversy incited by Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (1937; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, New Line Cinema and MGM, […]

    Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Tolkien?

    There is an important point that, if more widely recognized, might defuse some of the controversy incited by Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (1937; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, New Line Cinema and MGM, […]

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