“Somewhere, in the darkest part of their hearts, all cooks know how different they are from everybody else and relish their apartness.” Continue reading
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Why Teach Novels in High School?
“Do we have to read a book this year?” Any fool who loves literature cringes at the expression from a student who doesn’t want to read.
Is Christianity a Western Religion? 9: Was it “Born” in Greek Culture?
Is Christianity a Western religion? Wasn’t it born in Greek culture?
The New Testament may have been written in Greek, for a Greek audience, using Greek ideas to persuade a Hellenistic culture, (Greek being a foundational culture of the West), but Christianity sought to challenge this Western culture more than it sought to appeal to it, therefore confronting Western culture with a transcultural, transpolitical “counterculture”, a body of belief and practice very alien to its own.