ontological argument

The Freaks are Us

Hollywood has produced a terrific, though historically inaccurate, movie based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum. It is a singing and dancing extravaganza that is highly compelling, though the songs are of the pop variety. Even so, the opening sequence alone, which recapitulates the story of Barnum’s fictional life, is worth the price of [...]

The Heresy of Atheism

And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. ∼ Matthew 13:58  Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” ∼ Mark 6:6 On November 16, 2006, I was invited to engage in a public debate at The Ohio State University in my home city of Columbus, Ohio against [...]

The ABCs of Anselm

Between Geneva and Milan lies a stunning valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains, containing the city of Aosta.  This tiny Italian alpine region is one of the crossroads of Europe, bordering Switzerland and France, and containing two of the most important passes from northern countries into Italy.  Today it is a bilingual place, with French and [...]

St. Anselm of Canterbury: Scholarship Rooted in Prayer

When we study the history of the Church, we encounter what many have called the res Catholica, the “Catholic thing.” We use the non-descript Latin res quite deliberately in order to evoke within the reader a sense of enigma, of irreducible mystery. The saints of the Church are the strongest representatives of this res Catholica, [...]

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