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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

N. T. Wright: Art Is the Highway to the Center of Reality

| July 1, 2010

“The arts are not the pretty but irrelevant bits around the border of reality. They are highways into the center of a reality which cannot be glimpsed, let alone grasped, any other way. The present world is good, but broken and in any case incomplete; art of all kinds enables us to understand that paradox […]

Love and Hate: Joseph Campbell’s Dramatic Divorce

| June 29, 2010

“And there takes place, then, that dramatic divorce of the two principles of love and hate which the pages of history so beautifully illustrate. Instead of clearing his own heart the zealot tries to clear the world. The laws of the City of God are applied only to his in-group (tribe, church, nation, class, or […]

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