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The Indwelling Word

Kicking off Advent season with a gem from St. Athanasius’s On the Incarnation. This is from thesis nine: “And now the very corruption of death no longer holds ground against human beings because of the indwelling Word, in them through the one body. As when a great king has entered some large city  and made…

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Ranking Anthony’s Doerr’s Novels

In light of Doerr’s recent release, Cloud Cuckoo Land, I wanted to rank the three novels he’s written up to this point. I almost wrote a ranking of Doerr’s stories (including short stories), but to do that one justice, I think I would need to read Memory Wall and Shell Collector again first. 3. Cloud Cuckoo Land From the outset, I could tell…

On the Comparisons of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones

I’ve read the first book of Martin’s series, and obviously (if you’ve been following my posts), I’ve read a lot of Tolkien. There are some superficial similarities between the two (time period, the existence of dragons, etc.), but that’s essentially where it stops. Why is this? Because these stories operate by a different metaphysic (how…