not in the head but in the chest

The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology, edited by E. Kadloubovsky and E. M. Palmer (London: Faber and Faber, 1966), pp. 190 to 194: To stand guard over the heart, to stand with the mind in the heart, to descend from the head to the heart—all these are one and the same thing. The coreContinue reading “not in the head but in the chest”

starving the sensibility of our pupils

By starving the sensibility of our pupils, we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. From The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996), page 27. This gem from Lewis was quoted in an essay by Jean Bethke Elshtain about The Abolition of Man, ofContinue reading “starving the sensibility of our pupils”

fashions in sensibility

Dorothy Sayers, in the introduction to her translation of The Song of Roland, describes the contemporary notion of manly strength in contrast to the weeping and fainting of Emperor Charlemagne. Her reference of the “tough guy” with a cigarette brings to mind Humphrey Bogart in the film Casablanca: Here too, I think we must notContinue reading “fashions in sensibility”