A Splendid Wickedness and Other Essays

A Splendid Wickedness and Other Essays #2020

A Splendid Wickedness and Other Essays Incisive essays from a master wordsmith Why has Don Juan become so pass of late What s the trouble with Ayn Rand How did the Doge of Venice come to venerate the counterfeit remains of Siddhartha Gauta
  • Title: A Splendid Wickedness and Other Essays
  • Author: David Bentley Hart
  • ISBN: 9780802872647
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Incisive essays from a master wordsmith Why has Don Juan become so pass of late What s the trouble with Ayn Rand How did the Doge of Venice come to venerate the counterfeit remains of Siddhartha Gautama Why does the Bentley family s collection of ancestral relics include a bronzed human thumb And what, exactly, is the story behind Great Uncle Aloysius, who was bornIncisive essays from a master wordsmith Why has Don Juan become so pass of late What s the trouble with Ayn Rand How did the Doge of Venice come to venerate the counterfeit remains of Siddhartha Gautama Why does the Bentley family s collection of ancestral relics include a bronzed human thumb And what, exactly, is the story behind Great Uncle Aloysius, who was born a Quaker but died a pagan This collection of occasional essays brings us David Bentley Hart at his finest startlingly clear and deliciously abstruse, coolly wise and burningly witty, fresh and timeless, mystical and concrete often all at once Hart s incisive blend of philosophy, moral theology, and cultural criticism, together with his flair for both the well told story and the well turned phrase, is sure to delight.
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    This collection of essays by David Bentley Hart is full of exceptional pieces well written, thoughtful, and interesting The topics range from Ayn Rand to Baudelaire to Don Quixote True, they are mostly on subjects in which I am interested but I think even for those without specific interests these essays are worth reading for their philosophical insights and critiques Hart s essays are philosophy, literature, history, science, morals and theology and are fascinating as well as beautifully writte [...]

    This is a somewhat eclectic assortment of writings from David Bentley Hart, an Orthodox Christian theologian When the essays relate to his subject of expertise, they are excellent When they don t, he has a tendency to try to force them to do so A notable, if lighthearted and humorous example, is his exposition on the Pythagorean perfection of baseball I subscribe to the pagan ethos of American football, with its quaternal and epistemologically enclosed field, its circular, Thucydidean historica [...]

    Reading DBH is not unlike reading DFW for me They both exercise my mind by exhilaration, and keep me reading obsessively with their towering reverence for language Still, I know which of the two I d much sooner a beer and a conversation with I ll be thinking about and re reading America and the Angels of Sacre Coeur for a long time.

    Wicked Splendid For the reader who writes or for the writer who reads , certain authors are a gold mine With a bracing vocabulary, a precision of thought, and a way with a sentence that manages to be both wise and witty, David Bentley Hart has a perspective on the world that requires a careful reading that is well rewarded.In A Splendid Wickedness, a collection of fifty two occasional essays, I recorded a list of twenty four completely unfamiliar words, not including all those that I recognized [...]

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