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Red Letter Philosophy

Mar 25, 2022

In this episode we discuss a profound insight given to us by the great C. S. Lewis. According to Lewis, we have one kind of experience looking at something and another kind of experience looking along something. Lewis wrote that, “it has been assumed without discussion that if you want the true account of religion you...

Mar 17, 2022

Today we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with one of Ireland’s most thoughtful sons, Oscar Wilde.  In this episode, we contemplate Oscar Wilde’s answer to the question, “why do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day?”  Take up and listen as we discuss an Irish vision of truth, beauty, goodness.

Mar 11, 2022

Previously, we discussed C. S. Lewis’ contention that myth transcends thought. In this episode we look at the fact that incarnation transcends myth. C. S. Lewis wrote that, “The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also a fact.” Religious belief has a foot in both the concrete and the abstract; the empirical...