Christopher Garbowski

Christopher Garbowski

About Christopher Garbowski

Christopher Garbowski is an associate professor at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Poland. His latest book is Religious Life in Poland: History, Diversity and Modern Issues (2014).

Poland & the European Union: The Nation State, the Empire

By |2018-07-04T08:31:48-05:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Europe, Nationalism, Poland, Politics|

But all is not well between the nation state and empire: centre and periphery have their rules which at times collide, as witnessed of late. Are there any possible guiding principles that could minimize the force of collision?… In 1887 the optometrist Ludwik Zamenhof published the fruits of his passion for constructing an artificial [...]

Suffering and Salvation in Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life”

By |2019-02-26T16:40:26-05:00July 16th, 2016|Categories: Family, Featured, Film, Religion|

Few films of the new century have so forcefully posed major religious questions as has Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life of 2011. While following a near archetypical mid-American family’s quotidian joys and tragedies, the work ranges from the epic in scale to the intimate in its focus. In a manner of speaking, it simultaneously [...]