REVIEW: The Prince of this World by Adam Kotsko, Part II

The story so far has traced the ways in which the idea and figure of the devil has taken on a conflicting and shifting function. From relatively humble beginnings, as a way for a suffering minority to make sense of their plight to becoming the cosmic enemy of all good that must, at the end … Continue reading REVIEW: The Prince of this World by Adam Kotsko, Part II

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REVIEW: The Prince of this World, by Adam Kotsko Part One

REVIEW: The Prince of this World by Adam Kotsko One of the fundamental problems with theological writing on evil is the extent to which dealing with suffering and the relative involvement (or lack thereof) of God becomes an exercise in dry scholasticism. The reality of evil in the world and the problem of suffering is … Continue reading REVIEW: The Prince of this World, by Adam Kotsko Part One

REVIEW: The Beechwood Airship Interviews

Dan Richards: The Beechwood Airship Interviews London, Harper Collins, 2015 pp534 Have we arrived at the end of art for its own sake? In an age where higher education has never been more expensive, art school and other creative outlets now emphasize the vocational and the practical. Perhaps art for its own sake is no … Continue reading REVIEW: The Beechwood Airship Interviews

Subject Formation In Alasdair Gray

After focusing on Scottish literature over on the Twitter's a few weeks back I found one of the recurring theme was the notion of how Scottish identity was formed. That in turn collided with me re-reading Alasdair Gray's fantastic political, fantasy novel 'Poor Things.' Here are the thoughts that followed...   On first reading it … Continue reading Subject Formation In Alasdair Gray