Monthly Archives: October 2010

Church and State in the US Elections

If you need an illustration of the relevance of debates on church and state you could do worse than cast your glance across the Atlantic. The upcoming midterm elections have exposed that the issue is, for many, at the heart … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Essay Writing

In Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus, the good doctor makes a deal with devil and is taken on a tour of hell to meet personifications of the seven deadly sins. As he meets each, he exclaims “O, this feeds my soul!”. … Continue reading

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Augustine and the Power of Reading

What is the role of reading in Augustine? How does he use it in his description of conversion? Continue reading

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Gadamer and Prejudice in Interpretation

Is all prejudice bad in interpretation? Why Gadamer didn’t think so and why. Continue reading

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