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"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

10:22 min | 4 months ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"There you are in the great wide open when you hear it. Dinnertime. When you're hungry, you're not gonna let 5000 feet of mountain get in your way and if they try. That's what kids line up of exceptionally capable SUVs with available all wheel drivers for. The Telluride Sorrento sportage and saltos are how you know we take this pretty seriously. The SUVs and the dinner. Hurry into your local Kia dealer today, Kia, movement that inspires. Visit Kia dot com for details, always drive safely. Folks, welcome to the Eric metaxas show, sponsored by legacy precious metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals, visit legacy p.m. investments dot com that's legacy p.m. investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host, Eric the Texas. Welcome back, talking to James comeo. Here he is. James comeo, your new book, which is about C. S. Lewis's book pair of landra, yearbook is called mystical peril and my lifelong reading of C. S. Lewis and his favorite book. You write about so much in mystical para landra. I mean, when you're talking about Lewis, you're sort of talking about everything. And it's kind of like what you said about what Lewis said about Edmund Spencer, who wrote the fairy queen and what we say about Lewis. He touches everything. You know, Henry James said something about Shakespeare, which I think is true of C. S. Lewis. He said the thing about Shakespeare is nothing was lost on him. And everybody who knew Louis, he had this memory filed, nothing was everything was present. Everything you ever read was present to him, you know? And a lot of it is in this book, which is almost a summa of western cosmology, theology, Lewis beliefs, it's extraordinary. You don't have to read it at that depth. You can enjoy it as an action adventure epic. Right. But once you decide to read into it, there's no end. That's what's so amazing is that Lewis in Paris lander. He kind of puts everything. And one of the things that he puts into peril andra I wouldn't have known how to talk about it until Michael ward wrote his book planet Narnia about that can you talk about that for a minute just to frame this? Well, there's a lot in Narnia and one of the things that's infused into Narnia is Lewis's knowledge of cosmology. The planets controlled by tutelary spirits, and Michael's thesis, which some have questioned, I included, but he makes a very good case is that each of the naughty and books separately is under the tutelage of a different planet. Okay, so we mentioned Socrates in the city. If you go to Socrates in the city dot com, not only can you see, you can get a tutorial in Lewis by watching my three conversations with Walter hooper. Consecutively at the saint all dates church. We did that about, I don't know, 7 years ago. And then I had a conversation with Michael ward about his book planet Narnia. But he brings in this other issue and it's what Lewis called the Kappa factor. Isn't that what he called the Kappa element? Talk about that for a moment if you would. Well, I think I like Michael's book very much except for the weaknesses in his thesis, which is a separate thing that others have found. But I think he misunderstands the Kappa element. The Kappa element in fiction is what Lewis thought of as an underlying tone. That gives color to a story. For example, you can't have James fenimore Cooper without Indians with tomahawks. That gives you the buckskin. Yeah. And but it's very hard to explain this. But very hard to explain. But who was it Tolkien having a conversation with Lewis about this Kappa element? I mean, where did that term come from? Well, it is very early in a very early essay by C. S. Lewis. I think maybe even as an undergraduate. And then he developed it into an essay called on stories. Okay. And that was anthologized. But why does he why does he call it the Kappa element? Cap is the Greek letter K, of course. But why does he call it this? Because it's unnoticed. It's unknown. It's hard to describe. It's not supposed to be evident. But why can't but why not epsilon? No idea. No idea. There's got to be a reason. Well, Michael ward calls it Donna Gallagher, which I find unpleasant. So I'm going to call it the Kappa element. But I got to tell you this book per landra, it is, I mean, I think you mentioned that Lewis was one of the greatest medievalists ever to have lived. And he brings the medieval cosmology, which our friend Thomas Howard wrote about, he brings this to bear on this book. And so it has this kind of medieval flavor to it. I'll leave it at that. It could have been written in the Middle Ages. And one of the reasons is there's no science in it. One of the reasons I don't like this call science fiction is that ransom does not go to Paris on a rocket ship as he had in the previous book, he's transported mystically by these angelic creatures. So there's literally no science in parallel, right? I do want to get to something though. To the end of the book, as you recall, is ransom, plunging, he's fighting the unmanned, and he struggles with the young man they fall into the sea, and he wakes up in darkness. And he realizes he's in a cave. And he has to struggle up the cave, a long, arduous climb. He's chased by who knows what. Okay, look, this is folks. I just got to tell you, this is, you have to read peril and really. But what you, what you skipped over here is that this evil figure named Weston. Becomes fully possessed by the spirit of Satan. He becomes the un man. Yes. The anti human being. And the level of evil is bottomless, it's creepy. It's fighting an animated corpse. Yep. Well, one of the things that struck me finally in my rereadings of peril andra. Is how emblematic ransom's climb is. Because spiritual theology requires this strife. This purpose to the strife of life. You've climbed through this cave because when you get to the top, there's the Pinnacle of glory that you will experience. And that's what ransom finally finally does. So he climbs up in darkness. A mountain from the inside. Yeah. There's nothing like it. I'll never forget the first time I read it, I thought, this is just, this is just genius. There's nothing I've never read anything like this. And then towards the end, of course, he's fed on the planet. This is all the fat planet itself is feeding him. And then he meets the Queen and the king. And he sees the two tutelary spirits. One is male contra, the tutelary spirit of Mars, and the other is peril andra herself. The L dela of. So these are these angelic, I don't know if they're Thrones, principalities. I don't know what they are, but they're very, very high level angelic beings. And Lewis calls them oyarsa. Yep. She is the or yars of parallax. And you take, I love the fact that you take issue in your book, in other words, Lewis is such an unparalleled genius that it's nice when you can find a mistake. When you can find something that he does that you just say, yeah, I don't like that. Oh, what did I say? Well, no, you're right, because it struck me every time I've read the book, he refers to the mal L dill to say about what that is. Well, it's a common root meaning evil. No mal, of course. But who's the male elder? Is the creator of the second person of the Trinity is God. Is God. So the fact that Lewis, who is himself a philologist, a study of language student of language that he uses the term to describe God at melody and you think, well, wait a minute. Mal, male, we know that that's supposed to be bad. So is there any explanation for where he came up with this just to be annoying? Lewis Lewis liked the sounds of certain words and combinations of letters. You know how, you know how this book originated? No. It originated in a dream. He had dreams of floating islands. Okay. I guess now that you mentioned that I have read that someplace, but I forgot. Yeah, well, where did that come from? That's what I would ask, you know? Because he's a mystic. Of course, no different than seeing the image of a fawn carrying packages in a wood. Which gives us books, which gives us 7 books. And let us let us recall the Pinnacle of ransom's vision at the end. He sees the king, and he looks upon the face of the king. Oh, yeah, okay, again, you write about all of this in your book, mystical peril andra, my lifelong reading of C. S. Lewis and his favorite book, James comeo. But what you just said when I read that in your book, I thought, wow, this is heavy. So we just got 30 seconds in this segment. Tell us what, tell us what happens. He realizes that he's looking upon the face of Jesus. And all bow down to it. And he had read his saint bonaventure, bonaventure has a long chapter on the face of Jesus..

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"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:18 min | 4 months ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Hey, there's something different about my mango pineapple smoothie. Really? My grandmother at bay tastes fine. Nah, something's definitely different. No difference? Other than I got them for half off because I ordered on the app. Well, that explains it. Explains what? How things seem to taste so much better when you're getting a sweet deal. Okay. Right now in Mickey D's, get 50% off any seismic cafe beverage. When you order through the McDonald's app. Limited time only app participating McDonald's followed one time per day, this McDonald's Alfred details downloaded registration required. Folks, welcome to the Eric metaxas show, sponsored by legacy precious metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals, visit legacy p.m. investments dot com that's legacy p.m. investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host, Eric the Texas. Folks, have I got a treat for you? Some of you know how much I love C. S. Lewis. And if I had to pick one book, it would be per landra. Not hugely known. He wrote, they often call it the space trilogy. It's really a misnomer, but I think of it as Narnia for adults. It's just genius genius genius level of writing and ideas. It's amazing and the centerpiece is this book called peril landra. We'll be talking about it because I have in the studio, I have James como, who's written a book called mystical, para landra, James como, a dear old friend, many, many years. Welcome to the program. Again. Thank you, Eric. You're tough to sum up. Let's try. Let's try. You've written many, many books. You're a noted authority on C. S. Lewis. And I was trying to remember how we first came across each other. It's literally a 20 something years ago. It is. It is. We had dinner once at rossini's down the block from the church of Octavia. I remember. Yeah. Well, I used to live on 38th street on east 38th street. There it is. But I'm just trying to remember how we were connected. Maybe it was through Thomas Howard? Very likely through the late great talk. I dedicate my new book. It's called is atheism dead to Tom Howard. Whom I loved, I just have to say he was one of the finest men I have ever had the privilege of knowing another expert on C. S. Lewis and so much else. But it might have been Tom Howard who initially came very likely. He's a great man. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times. He met Louis as you probably know. Yes, I know. And we've discussed it. Well, let me just say that you've written many books about C. S. Lewis. You are professor emeritus of rhetoric and public communication at York college and I'm trying to remember when you were last here a few years ago, we talked about T.S. Eliot going on a double date if you want to call it that. Was it Vivian at the time? It should have been. It should have been. Thomas Stearns Elliot T.S. Eliot and his wife Vivian. Went to dinner with C. S. Lewis and joy. It's something like we made up. Yeah, right? But I have a weird, I have a weird thing to tell you. Go ahead. I don't know where I was headed, but the day you and I were together. It's got to be four years ago. I was going to the airport that evening. To fly to, I don't even remember where I was headed. I was headed. Germany, maybe. Across the pond, probably Germany. And at the airport at JFK, I bumped into someone. I can't even remember now who it was, but somebody hadn't seen in a long, long time. And we got to talking, and that subject came up of Eliot's having written the updated book of approval. And it was one of those moments, you know, if I believed in kismet, I just thought my head's going to explode. I was just talking about this a few hours ago with James como in my radio studio. I'm not the kind of person that talks about this kind of stuff incessantly. I mean, it's nice when I get to do it, but it was so bizarre to be talking about, I guess it was somebody who it'll come to me eventually. But they had somehow worked on that or they were doing an updated version of that. And I said, this is insane. A few hours ago, I was talking about this. I don't talk about T.S. Eliot and Anglican stuff. Anyway, we'll come back to that. But.

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Eric's Latest Book Recommendations

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:24 min | 4 months ago

Eric's Latest Book Recommendations

"Okay, number one, book recommendations. What are you reading? Now you notice how clever that is. Book recommendations. That's one question. And then what am I reading? That's another question, right? So book recommendations, I always recommend the same books. If you haven't read them yet, what are you waiting for? Chance or the dance by Thomas Howard, with a forward by Eric metaxas, chance of the dance orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton. How about that? Have you read that? No, I would jump on it. What about death of a guru? Now that moves over to the second question, whatever I've been reading recently, there's a guy that I have had the privilege to know Robbie maharaj, who wrote a book in 1977 called death of a guru. And it really is from the inside view of somebody deep into Hinduism, which is a cultic and horrific making his way through that culture and then eventually finding the God of the Bible. It's called death of a guru. So those are my recommendations. I'm also reading Nancy pearcy and old friend has a new book out and she sent it to me for possible endorsement. I am just beginning to read that and enjoying it very much. Anything by Nancy pearcy, my goodness, that's another recommendation. So a lot of stuff. I just read John's mirac book on William rupp, a biography, just read the book tell us by Jacob Boney as the last name. We're going to have him on the show very soon. But amazing stuff.

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"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:39 min | 4 months ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"It's that time of the week that we call ask metaxas. It's a segment where you, the viewer, the listener, you write in and you ask questions and Alvin, you ask those questions and I try to answer them. Here we go. Are you ready? I'm ready. Okay, number one, book recommendations. What are you reading? Now you notice how clever that is. Book recommendations. That's one question. And then what am I reading? That's another question, right? So book recommendations, I always recommend the same books. If you haven't read them yet, what are you waiting for? Chance or the dance by Thomas Howard, with a forward by Eric metaxas, chance of the dance orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton. How about that? Have you read that? No, I would jump on it. What about death of a guru? Now that moves over to the second question, whatever I've been reading recently, there's a guy that I have had the privilege to know Robbie maharaj, who wrote a book in 1977 called death of a guru. And it really is from the inside view of somebody deep into Hinduism, which is a cultic and horrific making his way through that culture and then eventually finding the God of the Bible. It's called death of a guru. So those are my recommendations. I'm also reading Nancy pearcy and old friend has a new book out and she sent it to me for possible endorsement. I am just beginning to read that and enjoying it very much. Anything by Nancy pearcy, my goodness, that's another recommendation. So a lot of stuff. I just read John's mirac book on William rupp, a biography, just read the book tell us by Jacob Boney as the last.

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"thomas howard" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

01:37 min | 4 months ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"It looks like billions to do is joined by Jeff Sullivan for photographs hello. I don't have a William S to do a fun fact nothing has happened. Episode 1295. Players giving more than 100%, and for that intro, I gave a 128%. When you're going to a 110%, you've already broken through the barrier, right? So you can go up to a 120, but what if what if Jose Altuve said, we're going to come back at a 170%. Is that more ridiculous? Does it not matter? I wonder where the ceiling is, 'cause I bet we could find a higher one than one 20. I bet someone's just like doubled it at some point. You might as well, it's just inflation of effort, right? Do you think that the doctors actually said that? Do you think that was there clinical opinion that would you would you trust a medical opinion that's expressed to you in impossible term? Meredith, I feel the Kevin Mitchell. I just want to get out there and give a 180% to help the Mariners win, but wait, from 1989, May 22nd, giants outfielder Kevin Mitchell, all I wanted to do was give a 180% in every game. Kevin Mitchell was two. 180%. We move on. Outfielder, Glen Allen hill on his transition to right field, Cleveland plain dealer, April 24th, 1993, me and Thomas Howard are busting our butts, so we're giving 190% effort. Wait. Philly is infielder, plotted up Polanco on the injured David bell. I just hope David comes back at 200 percent. I think my favorite is the one 90, one 90. It's so specific. Episode 1315. Player that I will take is Asher would.

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"thomas howard" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

03:35 min | 5 months ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"On the full Ali in the whole period, which Thomas Howard, of course, and others had done. You locked in on a particular time period, right? Now, was that your original plan or was that something that, you know, you get to do the book proposal phase and they're like, hey, well, what if you just make this a little shorter and go deeper? No, from the get from the get go, it was the idea. I've always, I've always taken note as a writer and as a reader, particularly in biographies, that the most interesting part is how someone becomes himself or herself. How does Walt Whitman become Walt Whitman? How does Lyndon Johnson from nowhere still Texas become this large character? And Ali, of course, didn't start out as Ali. He started out as cassius clay in Kentucky and in Jim Crow, Kentucky. All this interesting material. At a certain and I don't mean to be unfair to anybody's life or career after a while it's just this fight this fight this fight in this fight. It becomes it's not as interesting to me. What was interesting to me as he comes up, he creates himself out of all kinds of American influences, whether it's gorgeous George, the professional wrestler or Malcolm X or a lot of other different things. He creates this thing, this character, and at the same time is Sugar Ray Robinson, who happens to weigh 200 pounds. In other words, he brings a new thing to heavyweight fighting, which is incredible velocity. He's a lightweight or a middle way fighting at heavyweight. And nobody had ever seen that before. So that was one thing. And I was also interested in how the heavyweight championship of the world, which doesn't mean all that much anymore. In fact, I think if you and I went out on the street nest, somebody who the heavyweight champion is nobody would know. It used to be a high office. And it had meaning, right? Jack Johnson meant a certain thing. Rocky Marciano meant a certain thing. Joe Lewis fighting max schmeling meant a certain thing that was more than just one guy beating somebody else's brain, sir. He had political global meaning. And so when Ali starts the champion is Sunni less, it is Floyd Patterson. Who was adored by how would I put it white liberals? Jack Kennedy wanted to invite him to The White House. He was very polite. I don't want to make anybody a caricature, but there was a certain kind of and these are loaded phrases that I'm highly aware of and NAACP approved Democratic Party approved Floyd Patterson. And then along comes the opposite. The nightmare. And he's tough and he doesn't say much in that sunny liston. And then this entirely new thing happens. This kid comes along. He's not only unique as a boxer, he's unique as a personality as somebody with real politics who will not be quiet, who will not behave capital B and changes his name, and this all comes in the tumult of the encroaching 60s. So that was exciting to me. Yeah, and I think you talk about wanting to get into something about race.

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"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

07:03 min | 5 months ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Thank you. Kind of funny that Lewis's ransom trilogy is so, you know, big and amazing that it almost you need a guide. Somebody to help you hold your hand to be a Virgil to recall the divine comedy. It's sort of be your guide somehow through this. And that's what you are in this book. Do you think of yourself as a Virgil? Well, I hope so. I try to that's the goal. Yeah, the goal is to give someone a foundation at least. There's definitely so much more. As I've had more and more conversations about this book and questions that I've had about it, I realize there has to be maybe a third and fourth and 5th edition or something will keep getting bigger because there's always more. There's always more. And so sometimes as a writer after it's gone for the printers, you can be like, oh, I wish I had included that. But really, in essence, the point is to give people a launching pad. It's like here is a foundation. Here's a start. Here's glimpses of the depths and the richness that is to be found in this series. And to hopefully give you handles to grab onto so that then hopefully down the road in 5, ten, 20 years, there will be even more books like this that go even deeper or that spot things that I haven't seen because people have gone that direction, right? Because they see a start to it here. Well, reading C. S. Lewis for me over the years, it really is a genuine education in understanding life and the world. I mean, I understand the Bible dramatically better because I have read C. S. Lewis. That's what I find so amazing about C. S. Lewis is that the Narnia chronicles have given me an understanding of theological issues that I don't know that I would have understood them any other way. If I hadn't read the Narnia chronicles and I feel the same way about these three books, the so called ransom trilogy out of the silent planet pair of landra and the last one that hideous strength that they help you see things and understand things. I mean, for example, you were just talking about how in the last book that hideous strength, it's a clash between these two worldviews. One of which is beautiful and of God. And the other one is demonic. It's this creepy reductionist scientific, it's like evil science, it's just so creepy. But it reminds me that are you familiar with the book chance or the dance by Thomas Howard? I have read it, yes. It's been a while, but I am familiar. Well, that book, I mean, that's an example of a book that Thomas Howard met C. S. Lewis, and I guess it was 1961. And really writes in that tradition and his book chance of the dance could be like a C. S. Lewis book. It's so, but he directly addresses this issue that you brought up of their two world views. One is kind of the medieval Christian worldview. And then the other one is this reductionist atheistic materialistic worldview that's impossibly bleak and reading Thomas Howard helped me really to understand this so that when I read Lewis, I kind of get it. But I think that as people read all of these books, it really shapes your imagination. It helps you to think more clearly and helps you understand the world more clearly. So these are not just fun books to read, which obviously you deal with this in your book. The deeper issue of comprehending the universe as you read these books. Yeah, and understanding it as a story rather than a set of data points, which is why I think the chronicles of Narnia and the ransom trilogy are so important and effective is that there's things that you can communicate in a, in an academic essay, maybe as data points or in a more didactic sort of manner that won't hit the same as a good story does. That you can present these truths in a fictional world and a story. And you don't have to hit it really hard. It's just there. And it slips past our defenses, really, and it can affect us emotionally in a way that a list of data points doesn't, which I think is one reason why the chronicles of Narnia are so are so amazing as stories for kids because you have these very simple children's books that just kids love, but there's so much depth there that slips past slips past a lot of the guards that might be up if you were trying to make an argument or have a logical syllogism laid out there. And that's why I think that's why Jesus uses parables when he's communicating is that we're story we're made for story. God's telling a story, he's writing writing the universe writing our story. And so we are oriented towards stories. And so what Louis brilliantly does in these books, these fiction books is communicate really, really heavy issues, and I use that word on purpose. They're weighty. And somehow he communicates them in a way that just sticks and resonates and people are willing to read them where they might not go read a treatise on materialistic reductionism over here. But I'll tell you. They'll read it in a book. It's interesting because I've often said that, you know, I've written three biographies. And in the course of writing them, I realized that when you tell the story of a life, it's very different than making a bunch of points like you just said. Now there's one, there's something holistic and human about it. It's a story, and the other one is kind of reductionist and sort of inhuman and bleak and kind of enlightenment rationality versus this holistic idea of a story and of life because God is a person. He is not an energy force or a list of rules or whatever. And so in a way, Lewis communicates that, but he also lives that out in the way that in writing these stories. It's kind of fascinating in a way you can ever escape these ideas that the idea of a story that's God. The Bible is this story. It's not a list of rules. And if you read it as a list of rules, you're going to miss the point. You have to get the story and the redemption and all that stuff. And so Lewis profoundly gets that. I mean, that's what's so beautiful about him. And he can communicate things that they're impossible to communicate any other way. I want to talk to you just more about your book because there's so much in it, really. And that there's so much in Lewis and you get out so much of it..

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"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:12 min | 6 months ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"I got to tell you, this book para it is, I mean, I think you mentioned that Lewis was one of the greatest medievalists ever to have lived. And he brings the medieval cosmology, which our friend Thomas Howard wrote about, he brings this to bear on this book. And so it has this kind of medieval flavor to it. I'll leave it at that. It could have been written in the Middle Ages. And one of the reasons is there's no science in it. One of the reasons I don't like this call science fiction is that ransom does not go to Paris on a rocket ship as he had in the previous book, he's transported mystically by these angelic creatures. So there's literally no science in peril and I do want to get to something though. To the end of the book, as you recall, is ransom, plunging, he's fighting the unmanned, and he struggles with the young man they fall into the sea, and he wakes up in darkness. And he realizes he's in a cave. And he has to struggle up the cave, a long, arduous climb. He's chased by who knows what. Okay, look, this is folks. I just got to tell you, you have to read peril and really. But what you what you skipped over here is that this evil figure named Weston. Becomes fully possessed by the spirit of Satan. He becomes the un man. Yes. The anti human being. And the level of evil is bottomless, it's creepy. It's fighting an animated corpse. Yep. Well, one of the things that struck me finally in my rereadings of peril andra. Is how emblematic ransom's climb is. Because spiritual theology requires the strife. This purpose to the strife of life. You've climbed through this cave because when you get to the top, there's the Pinnacle of glory that you will experience. And that's what ransom finally finally does. So he climbs up in darkness. A mountain from the inside. Yeah. There's nothing like it. I'll never forget the first time I read it. I thought, this is just, this is just genius. There's nothing I've never read anything like this. And then towards the end, of course, he's fed on the planet. This is all the fat planet itself is feeding him. And then he meets the Queen and the king. And he sees the two tutelary spirits. One is male contra, the tutelary spirit of Mars, and the other is peril andra herself. The L dela of. So these are these angelic, I don't know if they're thrown, principalities. I don't know what they are, but they're very, very high level angelic beings. And Lewis calls them oyarsa. Yep. She is the.

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"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:40 min | 10 months ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Okay, Simon writes Eric as Facebook identifies over 70 genders the Bible identifies two, but what does a Bible know? Facebook identifies which we could refer to as Satan's Bible. Let's just say identifies over 70 genders. Have you considered the tremendous market that provides for your 7 biography series because I've got 7 men, 7 women. And this person writes, what about 7 pangender, 7 trans masculine these could be big cells? That's a great. The next book I want to write was 7 drag icons. You know, Joan Collins, share, maybe in coulter. But for sure, Liza Minnelli is going to be in that one. All right, final part of this letter. Eric is the value you place on sartorial style and intentional example of Thomas Howard's observation that humanity tends to quote dignify the merely utilitarian. I'm thankful for the hard work you all put into spreading truth. And you want to know something sartorial style, obviously refers to clothing. I think not particularly intentionally, but Thomas Howard to whom I dedicate my book is atheism dead, who is the author of chance of the dance, one of the greatest books in the English language, chance of the dance. Yes, in fact, addressing well or putting some emphasis on that has to do with what Thomas Howard writes about in his great book chance of the dance. We're at a time when we come back votes to domus. Boy, you have ten four Big Ben for sheer for sure. By golly, it's clean, clear to flag town. Come on. You have some big pin for their big fan. Hey folks, I've got to tell you a secret about relief factor that the father son owners Pete and Seth. Talbott have never made a big deal about, but I think it is a big deal. I really do. They sell the three week quick start pack for just 1995 to anyone struggling from pain like neck shoulder back, hip or knee pain, 1995, about a dollar a day. But what they haven't broadcasted much is that every time they sell a three week quick start, they lose money. In fact, they don't even break even until about four to 5 months after if you keep ordering it. Friends, that's huge. People don't keep ordering relief factor month after month if it doesn't work. So yes, Pete and Seth are literally on a mission to help as many people as possible deal with their pain. They really do put their money where their mouths are. So if you're in pain from exercise or even just getting older or the three week quick start from 1995, let's see if we can get you at a pain too, but relief factor dot com relief factor dot com or call 805 108 three 8 four 805 108 three 8 four relief factor dot com. I use it, it.

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"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:07 min | 10 months ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Okay. Now this one we tried to answer a couple of weeks ago. What is your favorite book? Your favorite. I'm going to go with ecclesiastes. Just kidding. I don't really, I don't really like the ecclesiastes very much. What's my favorite book? Yeah. Oh, they don't mean book of the Bible. They mean you're actual book. Yeah. Well, I don't know. On a day like today, I'm going to say chance of the dance by Thomas Howard. I dedicate my book is atheism dead to Tom Howard and to John rank in two friends that passed away about a year ago to the greatest men I've ever had the privilege to know. And Tom Howard wrote a book called chance of the dance, which I think of as in the tradition of C. S. Lewis. It's a book that Lewis would have been proud to write. It's utterly brilliant. And I, myself at the privilege of writing the forward to the most recent addition, but chance of the dance is a critique of modern secularism and its utterly brilliant and Peter craved whom we've had on this show many times said that if he could take ten books to the moon with him, chance of the dance would be two of them. Okay. Yeah. In case anybody wants to know a confederacy of dances is mine. John Candy was supposed to play the title role. Are you serious? Yeah. But he passed away and Johnny Carson had bought the rights for the most. I don't know why coming out. I can't believe I'm hearing this. Yeah, yeah. That's years ago. Okay, who buys your clothing? What are you talking about? My mommy. No, you can't say that on the air, but I will say this. Mother, mother has always bought my clothing. I can't imagine I can't imagine a trusting anyone else. So she stops it. No, it's so funny when people ask these questions, I don't know what who buys. I think I have people who buy my clothing for me. I do have a wig maker, but I don't want to talk about that. No, I've always bought my own clothing. So I don't know, is this a trick question? Is it meant to be funny? I don't understand. Okay, moving on. How can I have a close and deep relationship with God always? Oh my gosh. What a question. These are to Alban, these are tough questions. I wasn't prepared for this. I need to go have a cigarette and think about this one. How can I have a close and deep relationship with God always? Well, if there were a way to answer that question, we wouldn't be in a fallen world. There's no easy answer to that. But there are a million things you can do. I think maybe I'll pick this up on the other side of the break, but I will simply say hanging out with people who love Jesus and who are emotionally healthy. I'm not talking about crazy religious people who talk about Jesus all the time, but I'm talking about people who actually live it out, hanging out with those kind of people. That would be the number one answer..

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"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:14 min | 10 months ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"That's more than I meant to say. Okay. Now this one we tried to answer a couple of weeks ago. What is your favorite book? Your favorite. I'm going to go with ecclesiastes. Just kidding. I don't really, I don't really like the ecclesiastes very much. What's my favorite book? Yeah. Oh, they don't mean book of the Bible. They mean you're actual book. Yeah. Well, I don't know. On a day like today, I'm going to say chance of the dance by Thomas Howard. I dedicate my book is 80s and dead to Tom Howard and to John rank in two friends that passed away about a year ago to the greatest men I've ever had the privilege to know. And Tom Howard wrote a book called chance of the dance, which I think of as in the tradition of C. S. Lewis. It's a book that Lewis would have been proud to write. It's utterly brilliant. And I, myself at the privilege of writing the forward to the most recent addition, but chance of the dance is a critique of modern secularism and its utterly brilliant and Peter craved whom we've had on this show many times said that if he could take ten books to the moon with him, chance of the dance would be two of them. Okay. Yeah. In case anybody wants to know a confederacy of dances is mine. John Candy was supposed to play the title role. Are you serious? Yeah. But he passed away and Johnny Carson had bought the rights for the most coming out. I can't believe I'm hearing this. Yeah, yeah. That's years ago. Okay, who buys your clothing? What are you talking about? My mommy. No, you can't say that on the air, but I will say this. Mother, mother has always bought my clothing. I can't imagine I can't imagine a trusting anyone else. So she stops it. No, it's so funny when people ask these questions, I don't know what who buys. I think I have people who buy my clothing for me. I do have a wig maker, but I don't want to talk about that. No, I've always bought my own clothing. So I don't know, is this a trick question? Is it meant to be funny? I don't understand. Okay, moving on. How can I have a close and deep relationship with God always? Oh my gosh. What a question. These are to Alban. These are tough questions. I wasn't prepared for this. I need to go have a cigarette and think about this one. How can I have a close and deep relationship with God always? Well, if there were a way to answer that question, we wouldn't be in a fallen world. There's no easy answer to that. But there are a million things you can do. I think maybe I'll pick this up on the other side of the break, but I will simply say hanging out with people who love Jesus and who are emotionally healthy. I'm not talking about crazy religious people who talk about Jesus all the time, but I'm talking about people who actually live it out, hanging out with those kind of people. That would be the number one answer. But we'll say more on the other side of the break..

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"thomas howard" Discussed on Noble Blood

Noble Blood

08:03 min | 1 year ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on Noble Blood

"Contrast was one of the most powerful young women in england and so cutting mary was tried and convicted of the robbery and francis went back to dealing with the larger problem of her annulment from her husband and her desire to marry another man. This small story with the ring. And cutting mary is often omitted in larger stories about francis. Howard it's overshadowed by what comes next and infamous murder trial for an actual murder. That makes gossip about her annulment. Seem almost quaint by comparison. But i think the ring story is important to give the larger story. Context whether or not francis actually tried to use cunning. Mary's folk magic in her early twenties to try to kill the husband she wanted to get rid of. I'm not sure there's really no evidence beyond cunning. Mary's word but young girls in love have done crazier things. And as you'll soon discover francis howard would do her fair share of crazy things in order to secure her future but what i find so compelling about the ring story is the power dynamic at play whether or not francis howard was attempting murder. It was the poor woman who took the blame for the missing ring. The poor woman who went to trial who was convicted. And who face the consequences. But what i do know is that francis howard's life or being in the seventeenth century feels like an all too modern indictment of the privileges of wealth and influence francis. Howard would only ever be on trial for one murder but nearly half a dozen bodies would hang because of her francis howard or as. She's known later by her married. Name countess francis car didn't murder her first husband nor was she ever seriously accused of it. The murder trial would come later. It would be a public spectacle with people selling tickets for admission. Her first husband would actually be in the courtroom that day and at least in my imagination he might have smiled when the judge declared francis howard guilty. I'm danish sports. And this is noble blood. The war of the roses created something of a power vacuum among the highest echelons of nobles in the english court. it was the dawn of a brand new dynasty. The tutors and like it would be eventually with the american west with the new comes the exciting possibility that there's room for social there were new. Duchy's to claim knew earl dems to be given away titles were given and taken back and restored again. Families like the bow. Lynn's tried to lobby for new power. They managed to get a queen on the throne before their gambit famously collapsed the howards. Another powerful family also managed to achieve the crown for one of their daughters. The young beautiful catherine howard but like the bowlen's their stellar rise was preceded by this spectacular fall of another beheading after king henry. The eighth came the brief reign of his son. Edward the brief reign of his daughter. Mary and then the long reign of his other daughter queen elizabeth. The first elizabeth was famously. A virgin queen and so after elizabeth the throne went to king james. The first son of the executed. Mary queen of scots throughout all of this families like the howard's continue to jockey for position. Their fates rising and falling over the decades. The howards were dealing with a particularly fallow period. The teenage queen. Catherine howard was executed. Another howard cousin. Thomas howard was executed by king henry. The eighth who in a fit of petulance deemed his coat of arms to be treasonous. Thomas's son another. Thomas howard was also executed for becoming involved in a scheme to put mary queen of scots on the throne. It was looking like all the howard do was make the current monarch mad at them. But then third thomas howard son and grandson of the executed. Thomas howard's flipped the trend. This thomas howard was celebrated as a hero in the battle against the spanish armada and then he went onto an incredibly lucrative marriage with a young widow slash heiress thomas and his wife would go on to have fourteen children. One of these children was francis. Born in fifteen ninety and so francis was born at a precarious but cautiously optimistic time when it came to her family's fortunes the most important thing for francis to do was mary well and so her family made absolutely sure of that. At fourteen years old francis was married to robert devereaux earl of essex. Who was thirteen at the time while young marriages were common enough in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A new line of relatively scientific thinking believed that it was dangerous and a little unseemly to consummate marriages that young for women. It was thought correctly. I believe that they would be too small and fragile to carry children at that young age and for men. It was believed that if they spent themselves sexually at a young age it would deplete their vitality vigor later in life and so even though francis and devereaux were married. They were raised completely separately when they were teenagers. Devereaux was sent on a three year. Grand tour of europe as was fairly common at the time and francis was sent to court. Here's the problem with sending a beautiful teenage countess to court. When she doesn't really know or care about her slightly younger husband she might fell in love with someone else. Which francis did almost as soon as she made eye contact with robert carr a handsome man a few years older than she was a man with an easy laugh and right is car was already when of king james's favorites and his stock at court was rising quickly. When he met francis i he was equally besotted they were a perfect match an old family and a new favorite to fair young attractive. People both with charisma and charm. There was only one problem. The pesky issue of francis already being married francis wouldn't have been much interested in her slightly younger weedy husband even if he hadn't come back from his grand tour with smallpox. But as it happened he came back from his grand tour with smallpox. So perhaps justifiably. She did everything she could to avoid him. She knew that if the marriage was never consummated it might be annulled so when she couldn't outright dodge her husband she did everything in her power to make sure that he couldn't successfully accomplished the deed of the marriage bed. She mocked him and scorned him called him. Ugly called him a coward. by now. francis was a woman of twenty and she saw her future happening. One of two ways getting to marry the man. She was in love with a rising star court or being saddled with a pox. Ridden teenager.

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"thomas howard" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"Since were ending them with that last essay. Your praise of thomas howard's prose if you think about it when we love people's pros it's precisely because it's bordering on the poetic. The more poetic. It is the more beautiful. The pros is so it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to go the other way round. Both what you want is beauty. I couldn't agree more for even said on. Page one fifty five towards the bottom there. It is thought right to discourage numbers of per sake. People trying to be political. But i think it is much more of a boar to wash numbers of people trying to frozen their father. The at the end of eight loss makes you said to read up to the jane austen s s aged thirty eight. So on the assumption. Don that that good for the next ouray all right. Thanks everyone for joining us as you've stayed with us this far but we've enjoyed it. Well hope to god bless you. She and next week on the former club if you enjoy this discussion. The spread the word about the form book club by subscribing to the podcast and writing a review. You can sign up for weekly updates at formed a book club. That ignatius dot com..

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"thomas howard" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

08:06 min | 1 year ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"This gets glossed over the way. Shakespeare is often taught and so we have people like joseph pearce to think to not let us forget the essential facts of the matter that make us realize what an epic battle that was and what side of it shakespeare was actually on a man. Louis ah now comes to chapter. It always warms my heart when someone who really knows what he's saying in talking about Expresses views that conform with mine or the much mind. Corn reduced said joseph. And i will you give into a discussion about whether or not. We should publish a new translation of dante. Which was essentially reverse edison say no digital meter or rhyme rhythm and i was opposed to it because i don't like the poetry trying to be presented in the language in a different form like that but these things he said in this chapter. I enjoyed very much. I'll give the word. You folks. I before i comment too much love. The fact that at the very end chesterton writes. This is page one fifty eight. I do not say there is no other way of producing such an effect. Meaning the effect brought about by rhyme and meter. I only asked not without longing where else in this wide weary time it is produced. So there's a kind of openness here that i appreciate that well maybe it's possible but i haven't seen it because i have seen some modern free verse poetry. I liked very much. However i would have to agree with you that like for example. Tsa elliott. i think the man's a genius. I think he's worth the effort of reading. But how many modern fevers poets poets match his stature. Very few. i mean that. That's that's the devil's in the detail. There i was going gonna site yes said to me. The wasteland one of the greatest poems written and possibly In between mind but certainly not all of it by any means so It's a it's a mixture of a mishmash of various different poetic blooms. And i i. i agree with father. White free reverse generally speaking. But i don't dismiss olivet because There is some beautiful poems out there that written fleet bus But i do as a tendency. It's been very destructive because he space you met anybody. I mean i'll get over time. Most in review a far on the beacon population. Some of them. I if i will not finney charitable help me out leaks if he gets. Actually this in sentences why this is pros in fact you just chopped up into lines now. Doesn't mean it's not close. I mean if you actually put it in might always on the vertical yugoslavia paragraphs. It's not right. I is kind of working on this idea of freedom here that free verse as opposed to let's say constrained poetic expression is not really that free and i. I like this. We gives them fish one fifty three in the middle there. He does not liberate. that is true. Copy one fifty eight model fifty five right. You're just not liberate so so much when a man shish you always look so nice as what he says but your eternal summer shaw. The first is an awkward in constraints sentence. Any with the weakest word ever use a rather misuse by man. That is the word nice. And i love to when. Cs lewis in the great strengths. He has said that institute of the evil ones is the end. I see institute for whatever it was. I on the second that say your eternal summer shall not fade is like the gesture giant or the swimming flavor archangel. It is very rush liberty. I asked i highlight the exact the same passage for this. That's beautiful chestnut does best i wanted to give a tribute here to are deceased friend. Thomas howard a real gentleman. A real scholar man with great humor and wit An ex-employer catholic and christian. But the bottom here he says justin i always have had the fancy if a man will really free he would talk in rhythm and even rhyme is most hurried. Postcard would be a shotted. It is hasty. Wires like heartstrings. And you get an email from thomas however you had to pass it around. You know you're talking on the phone and it was. it was like someone literary literally gem. You is great time. You probably know this. Never said who radio in austin texas something but but you know you know you know the history. The etymology of the word nice dear will basically the iv about the word. Noise is the this word in the language. I think is that if you said have a nice day to choice eight punch on the nose because of the modern word. Dcfs which based inmates nasty the opposite of nice as as of now. No is a has the same etymological gut's so when you say the choice i have a nice day you've been have a nasty date have initiates light emitted english. Not when when washer says. I'm usually what it means. Best idiots it means you know Not as nicety right I have such that time for such niceties. Just what she say. Nice means nothing to do. Another one of these horrible workload has no loops. It's cost awesome. It means something different now to what it may middling and early morton english so those people told me you're a nice guy image. Your national guy. I now now. I understand. I get it. Yeah other thing on this chapter. I mean we could say all but we do to think about making progress progression. Moving forward on pages is in progress going deeper into things he he got he does mention does plaque alive shakespeare sonnet three lines the bottom of pike fifty bev louis choirs Sweet birds sang which is usually shakes. Pursue of course to the to the destroyed monasteries The the lake women caused late sweet birds. Birds course being the monks. So there's a phone in that if you want some more well the next essay turning inside out on education women and i would say home schooling and. I think there's a lot that we need to say about that. Essays also kind of long shake. Therefore i propose that we conclude this week's session this point and that lets. You sent me for those who are kind of if you read for more essay. She'll definitely think you'll be okay. We i i think keeping us being issue this particular book.

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"thomas howard" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Name it. It wasn't until this past year that things took an unexpected turn. Here is that latest weather forecast from news radio 700 wlw in the early morning Dr will be dry will start to get into some small rain chances prior to nine a.m.. But the best potential for showers and thunderstorms today really runs between 10 A.m. and four PM and isolated, strongest year storm cannot be ruled out. We'll see a high Today of 80 tonight, drying out quickly. 61 for a low and then tomorrow partly sunny and a high of 83 from your severe weather station. And I'm nine first warning. Meteorologist Jennifer Catch Mark News Radio 700 WLW radar screen is clear the tri state this morning that rain were watching on radar still west of Indianapolis. It's 68 degrees. Next. Update. 7 30 on Brian comes news Radio seven ever. Wlw Now Here's your chance to win. $1000 Just enter this nationwide keyword on our website stock that's stock into it. Now stop shield, concrete sealer. Great for driveways, sidewalks and parking lots available. A Genelle concrete All right, a seven Oh, seven. Well Wednesday morning, 700 wlw. For the big time art heist and jewel heists recently and another one took place at a big old castle in England. I Rendall Castle. They are you in the e l I don't know my castle. Sorry. Um, anyway, the theft their historic treasures, including the rosary beads. Mary, Queen of Scots carried two or execution in 15 87. That's a long time ago. He's gained entry to the castle occupied for centuries by various dukes. 10 30 on Friday nights Master window near a display cabinet. With 22 gold and silver items inside. They were all taken. He said. One was an irreplaceable rosary and five gold coronation cups gifted by Mary, Queen of Scots to the family of Thomas Howard, the fourth local normal We hope to marry her in the plot to overthrow Queen Elizabeth the first, in other words, very historical stuff. Now.

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"thomas howard" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

06:10 min | 1 year ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"We're back with the form book club other joseph. Seo s j from cisco vivian. With me in san francisco which separated by a milestone show appears in south carolina were continue thomas howard's chance or the dance such a wonderful book that we've been leisurely although intensely discussing it though we're going to begin now with chapter six autocrats autonomy acorns and thomas showers talked about how our magin faculty is really what helps us to derive meaning express meeting experience with this. Chapter is extremely significant. I believe because it's not just as you just Seventy seven it is not a mere aesthetic shift. That occurred the older the new myth. You'll miss being that. Everything pointed everything else. It's significant assign the thanks. The new myth being nothing pointing to the office. All what it is. It is particularity the shift in january as also redefined for us the way we think about what we were supposed to do it redefines it in other words the moral question he can always be viewpoint. What difference does it make so here. We are with deputies of make to have the old versus new myth and this is one of the most beautiful descriptions what freedom is truly. I think you can find in literature. But i'll leave it now to joseph review if you want to take it up premiere while i the first thing i want to to quote discussed the page eighty three so deferred the vivian. If he has something for that on default the go go ahead. Joseph since you held on. I wanna i wanna do something along. seventy eight. I think this is crucial to lineup. For the bottom of the page in any case the emancipation of you imagine nation from this old idea that men we in the stars and angels are all their own different modes under the sovereignty of the whole pattern. It was sometimes called dance and so we were all moving solemnly enjoys measure finding our true freedom in the discovery of the steps of pointed to us. The imagine patient's lives idea resulted eventually. Of course a radical change in our whole idea what it means to be free. Where's heretofore the idea of you. Would freedom was understood as in some way analogous say shakespeare's will freedom to operate within the confines of the sonnet. Come up with something. Approximately proximity perfection with the acorns will treat them to develop a to the australia limited possibilities own. Its own being enormous oak or the athletes athletes quote freedom. Rescue breathtaking jumped by richard heavy subject himself too harsh regime now. The idea of freedom involves something more like autonomy. i mean that is that's spectacularly good because he is re concrete ideas of how freedom was seen specifically in conforming shelves to the requirements of the certain perception. Voter mir tani. So this gary go ahead. Just gonna say if i may flood out just a tiny bit. In other words freedom used to be understood as the freedom the agency to do something to do something good and now when people think of freedom they think largely a freedom from from restriction freedom from authority freedom from religion freedom from tradition. This has this is a radical change in the understanding of freedom bill. What the quote anti three as appetite exactly to the quote. You just gave the what he's doing on. Page seventy eight seventy nine is is quoting the stating the principal and the ramifications of the of the change from one to the other on fake three realized down. He gives factor Hard hitting example. So he says. The individual is placed at the center of the mobile question. Himself is the measure of what he will do and he himself. Is the judge then equally hippie thing doing your own thing but then we have these examples the ducks out of soda. If you'd like this place is the salvation army girl. The sodomites the american legion convention. Lia the don't porsche. Castro and on an exact hall each of them is doing. Its own thick. So that this is charlie what is actually means the state what you just read while up. A for seventy eight seventy nine. What's what's lead to practice right. It's the perfect example. Where eastern practice right in signaling from both were. You shouldn't vivian. Said we get what we call today. The the pro choice movement. The ideas what you choose is not significant is the fact that you autonomously make your own choice..

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"thomas howard" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

08:28 min | 1 year ago

"thomas howard" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"Welcome back to the former club for those who may be new here. We are your co host. Other joseph seo sj even drill. And joseph pearce coming to you from san francisco in south carolina. We're going to return to thomas. Howard chance of the dance and the We've covered beginning front matter. Also chapter one and chapter two chance of the dance refers to two different views or myths. It could be called of reality is reality. Merely the haphazard interaction of small particles for are things we more than collections. Bicycles are they objects which are related to each other all integrate kosh chain of being so our thanks merely by chance and particular or are we actually different types of beings that are connected to each other that was in the first chapter the old myth in new cover set ole miss being connection the new myth being particles unconnected chapter two of dish rags invoice showed how in our everyday life are machination is a family by which we organize things to see significant we see connections so that. I'm getting limps dish. Rag is connecting my feeling of inner weird weariness to additional now going to lunch and death where he talks about ritual which is a petition imagination machination organizer experience in a way that ceremonial then. We'll get maybe to chapter four one foot at one down which another way. The organizers are experienced aggressively poetry. So baby or joseph you wanna give us something to begin with on chapter three of lunch and death in the second paddle off on pace twenty five the first page of the chap says if we scrutinize the way we do things we should find that we have stu md everything with formality and then the every act is loaded down with gestures that we speak much more that can be discerned in the functional demolished of the situation itself uses awful the shaking of hands at macos it is pew seventy as in vitual and i i would Completely agree with him. Obviously but i want to be maybe a bit more fundamentalist in in the sense that emily would is something. We speaks of something beyond itself. Heavy jessica is something that speaks of something beyond itself in other words that are very existence is already possible in terms of meaning in terms of allegory that we speaks of something beyond itself whether it be a gesture as in the shaking of hands or in every single word that we use so in other words that is a meta physical dimension to our understanding of anything so if you like is rooted in metaphysics. Msu believe of course the better. It's vandam movement particles in which case of goes. How enough is anybody even thinking about a thing. Such as meaning i agree that you've got more grayndler which is done there and i think it should afford to do just that. I think it's helpful where he writes this though for ordinary readers to demonstrated by something less granted like like shaking hands or lunch. Because that's not a specific word usa gesture lunches more than a gesture but that the fact is he says a just above. Were you the end of your citation. Their joseph's on pay twenty five bucks on all levels from the lunch table to the coordination we dispose are experienced ritually. And i bring out the fact that it points beyond itself would clearly shutting him of her lunch which way beyond digesting food. You're ingesting food is well. Father that shaking hands is a an explicit realistic acceptance of the love of neighbor of the dignity of the human person of the fact that we are not made. It sounded to be taught on treated with indifference. Oh so something as automatic and full list in the sense of we do without thinking about it. actually conveys deep sense of significance in the fence. We are human persons. We are naw. A piece of dust. And what does that imply each week between each other with a ritual which displays that dignity. Of course. now it's seen as an attack less. You have latex gloves on or diffley. Sanitize your hands it. To the event. I it is a point without getting without taking that tangent to fall that they're all source attacks for the of the in person and upon individual liberty that aw aw tangential consequences about pheasants situation. One he explains a little further. What we're doing here with the handshake or the lunch setting and that is we handle our experience in a way that both imposes upon and draws from it significance. It isn't a word a matter of form and content of taking the plane stuff of experience. That's the content and organizing it ritually. That's the form. It is the signal of our little dropping down a few lines. It is the signal of our awareness. That things are worth something that they are significant. We dignify the merely utilitarian. We seek a heightened consciousness of experience. Deform we move through our experience like figures in a solemn dance. There's that key word from the title for. We are such creatures as hanker for significance and we suspect that significance emerges only and always from the union of form and content. And i would like to add that you know. That's the definition of a sacrament unique form and matter in order to effect to signify something any effect what it signifies so on the site. The same section highlighted. Vivian at the sentence is the signal of our winners. The things worth something that they are significant in other words the reason to signification wanna thinks part something else but the the key thing is the worth something in other words that these things have bad you than not many something which is which is due to the ted in this release something which is useful now has to have an intrinsic value and the outward sign is a signification of that bad. I think that the one of the great benefits of what he doesn't. This book is to draw attention to the fact that we are ritual beings. We may not think so if we think of ritual is being religious service but shaky hands just eating lunch of every almost everything we do a even even on the street on. Good morning read. Good morning wait what does that. What does that mean good mornings. Is it good or not. Good as it a question. Is it a statement right. We have taken our experience in human a form so that we illustrate is value. It's worth that daylight.

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"thomas howard" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

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"thomas howard" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"The deaths took a little longer than we anticipated to cover. Andreas vassos book. Short riverfront satellite. But that now that we've finished. I think that should be kind of a classic podcast. If you haven't listened to that or watch it. I encourage you to do so. Really wonderful. Book rea- dresses almost all of the major issues. That people have who feel kind of confusion in the church was written in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. But it's very apropos today. But now i one to thomas howard chance of the dance and it's a cover three shoppers today. Temperatures one-two-three and thomas howard is a poet philosopher thinker person commonsense but. He has a great capacity for expressing. Vision beautiful powerful way so sometimes you might not get lost in. What the what she asks will see here. I wanna give you a little preview. Chapter one is called the old myth in the new any. Ask a question whether the cons mosh is slow items that are connected already to other some way meaningfully. A whether they're all disconent whether nothing means anything that is no particular thing actually refers or whether everything means everything. Everything is connected. So that's the first chapter the oldest new the second shepherd of dish rags in boys that be about savant imagination and the fundamental place imagination. Place in all of our human experience and then chapter three lunch and death. It's about ritual Employ machination to give significance to ordinary things that even extraordinary things by ritual. So let's rethink the activists of cosmos imagination in ritual trump right in the forest barrick we tax urban taxes is a very popular evangelical podcast broadcaster television show host on the east coast and one format loves thomas. Howard it was thanks. This book is one of the greatest Ever written so. Let's jump into the forward. But eric metaxas any joseph giving sending at all ladies first. This forward is a burst of exuberance. Yes you can't really pin any one thing down so much. He's he's a very talented writer himself. He is literally and obviously educated. One thing that jumped out at me. However and i think maybe this is a bit controversial on page. Ten roman numeral. Ten where he says howard's prose style is better than anything in lewis's nonfiction. What do you think about that. Joseph because exploit the site. I also highlighted that those exact words you know you mentioned the what exuberance and i think it i. It's an example of the exuberance of the forward that the taxes will make a claim like that. I would say however that there's an element of truth with thomas. Howard has has a way of expressing himself which is very singular which is itself an expression of his own wonderful personality. So are very few people out. there has who can who can who can Go head to head with with thomas howard quite frankly so i think in one sense you know the louis As as as as expelled obe ideas it make clarity. I think is is is really in his nonfiction unsurpassed in the twentieth century. Disagree but i bet that sense. But then in. Just in thomas howard's how would ian eloquence i think has a something to it which transcends what lewis has to offer i wouldn't necessarily basically i certainly did makes a Do make the point of signing nonfiction because you as a storyteller lewis is just a whole different level. But but but yes. I'm glad you highlighted. That gonna highlighted myself. There's one of the things from the forward. I just wanted. Aruba's met thomas at one another. I do him to be offended. Didn't get over obliged think long moved over here but as many attacks us on page minu move. Thirteen gives us his account of his first in crashes a beaten thomas howard in person and for me this was very much evocative of my own experience. A first meeting him saw just read that couple of sentences middle of the page and then out of that same crowd kind of very mad himself. What hope quoth he got talks. As he writes he was empty. Faculty self deprecating could hardly believe. I was talking to him. Such sublime moments partake of eternity as though ever preserved in aspic ambika and bay all. I would just vouch for that. That's exactly the way i fell Thomas our united underlined indefatigably self deprecating z. Males is conversations the not some kind of false modesty either. It was kind of humorous recognition resolved humble state. There was good beautiful for proof of that. You don't have to look any further than the preface author's preface fifteen first of all. It's one paragraph. Well i mean. I'm almost irritated by the final sentence of it because it seems to be defeatist. Readers are invited to malo by the question as to whether that replies even tenable tool now epo. But i do think that the ball is it really in the fact they. It's not that the answer is not tenable. The officers tenable in our epo in other words in an isis note on what is happening. Think ought to ought to ought to talk about thinking and the and the consequences of conclusions without the people with the lashed approach to reason breaks down. I mean that's basically what he's saying that then further example of humility are his acknowledgments where he gives this credit to charles williams. J r oaken. See us louis. Tia sally it and then ends with any willie mindedness and bad workmanship. Or i know him. There's not an ounce of humidity there. That's the man speaking. Yes that's right. I want to go back a couple of phrases in the foreword which may be comparable said some far but first of all the idea that he likens howard is she s slowish educa- chesterton unlike chested. This book is both lapidary and fun. And of course. Those are two of the great prose writers of twentieth century into great christian polish. So even been mentioned in their company is quite a confidence..

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