Category: Enlightenment

Clement of Alexandria and Soren K.

I came across Clement of Alexandria’s Miscellanies while looking for something to read for librivox.org and was struck by what Clement wote in his fifth book third chapter regarding faith and hope.  He elevated the mind over the senses. He wrote about the crowd as Kierkegaard and Plato did. And he quotes ancient authors as he explains how their ideas fit well with the New Testament.

The Prophet by Pushkin

The Prophet By Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) (Trans. Avrahm Yarmolinsky) The Prophet from Librivox    I DRAGGED my flesh through desert gloom, Tormented by the spirit’s yearning, And saw a six-winged Seraph loom Upon the footpath’s barren turning. And as a dream in slumber lies So… Continue Reading “The Prophet by Pushkin”

St Methodius on Eunuchs

Now the whole spiritual meditation of the Scriptures is given to us as salt which stings in order to benefit, and which disinfects, without which it is impossible for a soul, by means of reason, to be brought to the Almighty; 300AD

Goethe On the Bible

The mischievous sectism of Protestantism will also cease, and with it alienation between father and son, brother and sister. For as soon as the pure teaching and love of Christ, as they really are, are comprehended and consistently practised, we shall realise our humanity as great and free, and cease to attach undue importance to mere outward form.

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