When Poetry Conquers Philosophy: Reflections on Don Quixote

Don Quixote (1955) by Pablo Picasso In Plato's Republic he describes an ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy, with both claiming to be the true educators of virtue. The poets claim to possess a greater power to impel people to do great things. And who can disagree? Where would the Venus de Milo or the … Continue reading When Poetry Conquers Philosophy: Reflections on Don Quixote

The Just Shall Live By His Faith: Habakkuk Considered

The book of Habakkuk is told in three short chapters. Habbakuk's vision is described as a "burden" (per the King James translation) as Habakkuk is a troubled prophet of Israel. All around him he sees destruction and decay. His name likely comes from an early Hebrew word meaning "embrace."  Unlike other prophets, Habakkuk has the gaul … Continue reading The Just Shall Live By His Faith: Habakkuk Considered