June 29, 2023
One wishes to avoid extremes. Old mathematics is not simply a museum piece, wholly separate from us, effectively dead. On the other hand, it is not so similar to current mathematics as to be subsumed by it in a mere change of notation.
May 3, 2023
It is hard not to feel demoralized, disempowered, or skeptical about the world today. Who doesn’t want things to be better or work towards improving them? But the path to a new and better reality cannot be one of avoidance.
January 12, 2023
We aspire for an education that seeks to occasion transformations so structural, profound, intimate, and thorough that learners cannot tell what they have learned because it has become one with them.
July 20, 2022
I majored in philosophy as an undergraduate, and had done two years of theology at a seminary, and so—on paper—I appeared well prepared to teach this class. However, since the philosophy I had learned was modern atheistic philosophy, I struggled to communicate the truth while I tried to complete my education by teaching myself the splendors of the perennial tradition.
June 23, 2022
It was a challenge to leave the enclaves of modernist literature, where my work was generally accepted, to face rejection as a novice in the world of Shakespeare studies. I suffered many embarrassments before I learned to defend and advance the positions I take in this book.
June 8, 2022
My main aim in producing the workbook was to make available to others the experience which I had been privileged enough to enjoy in Rome. The biggest challenge was to keep Reggie’s voice as strong and authentic and pure as possible, whilst making something which worked for the widest possible audience in print.
April 27, 2022
End of the semester, end of the fiscal year—it’s no wonder we’re burying ourselves in books for some stress relief. Here are the titles that we’ll be picking up this May to unwind, reflect, and educate.
March 9, 2022
Translating Fr. Nicolas was like sitting at the feed of a great master, learning how to cut through the brush of so many topics. In the case of Fr. Gardeil’s work, I was in the presence of a giant of spiritual theology, putting in order so many of my ideas about the moral and spiritual life.
November 19, 2021
The poet writes on diverse registers; he strives to be realistic in his depiction of what goes on in a bar at 9AM—something, by the way, that hasn’t changed much in nearly seven hundred years nor from one culture to another.