Leaves in the Wind

David Bentley Hart
Religion, the arts, philosophy, culture... ...Foliis tantum ne carmina manda, ne turba volent rapidis lidibria ventis...
Created 14 May 2021
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  • Imprisoned
    28 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 8 39
    (The following is an essay of mine that first appeared on 24 November 2009, in a journal whose name seems now to elude me; it is also found in my collection A Splendid Wickedness and other essays. I r...
  • The Gnostic Turn
    27 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 18 21
    (The following is an essay of mine that first appeared on 27 July 2009, in a journal whose name seems now to elude me; it is also found in my collection A Splendid Wickedness and other essays. I repri...
  • Absolute Immanence and the Immanent Absolute
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 23 55
    I have one more article on this topic to write after this one, and then I shall try to strike a lighter tone for a good several weeks at least, simply to allow my wrists to recuperate. Baseball, Japan...
  • Gregory of Nyssa, Part Three (Finale)
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 15
    Here is my final conversation with Tony Golsby-Smith on St Gregory, “Pillar of Orthodoxy,” “Father of the Fathers.”
  • Whose Orthodoxy? Which Gnosticism?
    17 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 27 52
    As I said in my first installment in this series, I am not yet prepared to relinquish “gnosticism” as a critical category, even if these days I no sooner utter or write the word than some qualificatio...
  • The Modern Invention of an Ancient System
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 37 90
    As a critical category for understanding early Christian history, as I noted in the first installment in this series, the very term “gnosticism” has become increasingly suspect in recent years, for re...
  • Our Age is Most Definitely Not "Gnostic"
    03 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 56 47
    There are, it seems to me, any number of good reasons to question whether the category of “gnosticism” still serves any purpose—unless, that is, one’s purpose is to create more heat than light, or to ...
  • Two Announcements
    01 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 8
    This is just to let it be known that the paperback edition of That All Shall Be Saved has at last been released, and that it contains a new preface that (I hope) deepens and extends (and perhaps compl...
  • Roland on Causality
    27 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 32 26
    I had lain down on the day-bed in my home office with, I seem to recall, a headache, not long after dinner and intending to get up again within the hour. Instead, it seems, I had fallen fast asleep. O...
  • An Announcement
    22 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 25 22
    In September—in part in response to requests from three different subscribers—I will begin a series of articles on Gnosticism and Modernity (and why, contrary to certain influential accounts of things...
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