Martin Cothran

The God of Men—and of Elves: Tolkien, Lewis, and Christian Mythology

By |2019-04-22T12:05:24-05:00April 1st, 2012|Categories: C.S. Lewis, Christian Humanism, Christianity|Tags: |

C.S. Lewis From earliest times, Christians have argued about the role of pagan learning in Christian education. The debate has never gone away, but generally speaking the church has preferred rather to use the learning of the pagans than to repudiate it. 

An essential part of the classical Christian education that held [...]

The Decline of the Book and the Fall of Western Civilization: Books vs Kindle

By |2014-01-09T15:05:40-05:00March 25th, 2012|Categories: Books, Encyclopedia Britannica|Tags: |

There was the Great Flood. There were the Ten Plagues of Egypt. There was the Fall of Rome. There was the destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem and the Fall of Constantinople. And now this: The Encyclopedia Britannica is going out of print. While the Simpsons just celebrated its 500th show, the world’s greatest learned publication [...]

The Decline of the Book and the Fall of Western Civilization: Books vs Kindle

By |2014-05-19T07:08:42-05:00March 25th, 2012|Categories: Books, Encyclopedia Britannica|Tags: |

There was the Great Flood. There were the Ten Plagues of Egypt. There was the Fall of Rome. There was the destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem and the Fall of Constantinople. And now this: The Encyclopedia Britannica is going out of print. While the Simpsons just celebrated its 500th show, the world’s greatest [...]