More than a century before the New Deal, Public Education, or the Civil Rights movements, the Second Great Awakening fostered a nation-wide “benevolent empire” of care for the poor, freedom for the oppressed and education for all.
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By linking the choice of new birth with his audience’s choice of a new American identity, British evangelist George Whitefield provided a common American experience that unified diverse colonists who lacked a common identity
July 21, 2015
Comments Off on On Social Media Culture and the Hellscape of Writing in the Era of New Media, by Kaleb Horton
Engaging in this, of course, is how Screwtape advises Wormwood to send his patient to hell, but what else is wrong with it? At least you feel relevant and modern.
The Strange Dilemma of Being Nearly Famous: The Psychology of Personal Identity and Baywatch Celebrity Culture, by Maria Popova
July 20, 2015
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“And so it was preordained: Alexandra had the makings of an actress, and I was already comfortable with the fleeting attention due a fake celebrity.” -Caroline Paul
March 6, 2015
Comments Off on Yale Makes Works of Jonathan Edwards Available for Free, by Jonathan Merritt
Edwards is widely recognized as one of the most important American thinkers and religious figures and as a major figure in the history of Christian thought. The release of Edwards’ work comes at a moment of renewed interest in the preacher, especially among conservative evangelicals.
November 13, 2014
Comments Off on Jonathan Edwards in a New Light, by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marilynne Robinson
A Pulitzer prize-winning novelist writing of her intellectual debt to Jonathan Edwards in a major intellectual journal it is definitely worth a read: “I have heard it said a thousand times that people seek out religion in order to escape complexity and uncertainty. I was moved and instructed precisely by the vast theater Edwards’s vision […]