His Fugitive Voice: After Fifty Years

May 5, 2014
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Five decades beyond C. S. Lewis’s death on that fateful November 22, 1963, the fashion in some precincts is to describe the man as “quirky,”  as though the folds, edges and concealments of his character and of his mind are only lately evident, or that owing to some set of cryptic psycho-tics he was, really, some tweedy eccentric.  This revisionism is unfortunate, and not because he didn’t have his quirks.  He did.  In the...

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The “Rending of the Heavens:” The Markan Critique of Modernity as a Basis for Hope

April 3, 2013
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The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight’” John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for...

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Unbroken Beauty and Hope

February 26, 2013
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Many are the voices suggesting there has been a failure of vision by the intellectual class, that there is currently a lack of vision to guide culture forward, out of this period of intellectual and cultural chaos.  Towards what might one direct one’s efforts in pursuit of a renewed embrace of the True and the Good?  Neither theory, nor paradigms, nor assertions will alleviate,...

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Reclaiming the Hope of Faith: Medical Ethics and the Transformation of Culture

January 25, 2013
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Much of our culture has been shaped by, or at least greatly influenced by, centuries of religious belief.  Our Western culture has largely been shaped by Christian belief.  However, the present-day multicultural matrix has resulted in the secularization of contemporary culture and the marginalization of religious influence.  Indeed, efforts at encouraging political correctness have resulted in the silencing, ignoring, and even ridiculing of theological...

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Special Issue: Philosophical Perspectives on the Self and the Search for Meaning

October 14, 2011
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This special issue of In Pursuit of Truth contains four philosophical papers delivered at the Philosophy Symposium of the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute, Oxbridge 2008: The Self and the Search for Meaning. Oxbridge 2008 was the 7th meeting of this Summer Institute, a triennial event produced and convened by the C.S. Lewis Foundation. The conference was held in the cities and universities of Oxford...

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