The Mystic Dimension of Marvel Movies, Part I of III: A Reflection on Christian Cosmology and Cosmography
Feast of St Pelagia the Nun-martyr of Tarsus
DOCTOR STRANGE is yet another excellent addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe ("MCU"), and allows the MCU to finally incorporate the Mystic dimension of Marvel to its visual comic book world (which also includes the Terrestrial and Cosmic dimensions of Marvel). The MCU is to be applauded as a superlative adaptation of the Marvel Multiverse—in all of its integrated, overlapping, and simultaneous...
Feast of St Juliana the Virgin-Martyr
WE ARE HAPPY when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us. —William Butler Yeats
I was twenty when I learned what is essential about metaphors. The poet Albert Goldbarth asked his introductory class to open the bundle of photocopied poems he’d made. Within it were twenty words by Gregory Orr:
Washing My Face
Feast of St Julian the Martyr of Tarsus
COMMENTING ON the contemporary resurgence of scientific atheists, physicist Stephen Barr noted that “the conflict is not between religion and science, it is between religion and materialism” (Modern Physics and Ancient Faith). The word scientia refers simply to knowledge, which is not the exclusive territory of empiricism. Spirituality, for example, is not prohibited by science, but it is prohibited by materialism. The...