Old Testament stories like the divine command to Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac present real difficulties, but the main difficulties are false ones. 

 

 

Ever seen video of protestors dragged off by police?  It may not be what you think – at least not in Berkeley, California.

 

The Lord is Risen!  This is an abbreviated outline of one of Thomas Aquinas’s homilies for the season of Easter.  Besides being crisp and illuminating, it shows how he labored to extract every last grain of meaning from every pronouncement of Scripture.  I think it’s an excellent model.

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There was a certain inevitability in existentialism’s decline, but at least the early existentialists were serious.  I count four stages in the philosophy's devolution.

 

My new book, Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Virtue Ethics, is coming out from Cambridge University Press on April 30, and you can preorder right here.