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TEACHING, DELIGHTING, AND PERSUADING: AN AUGUSTINE OPTION (PART ONE)

⇒ MARK CLAVIER   [Mark Clavier’s new book On Consumer Culture, Identity, The Church and the Rhetorics of Delight will publish in the READING AUGUSTINE series next year.] Introduction: Around this time 13 years ago, while I was a priest serving a parish in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, I discovered that I […]

TEACHING, DELIGHTING, AND PERSUADING: AN AUGUSTINE OPTION (PART TWO)

⇒ MARK CLAVIER   [Mark Clavier’s new book On Consumer Culture, Identity, The Church and the Rhetorics of Delight will publish in the READING AUGUSTINE series next year.] Rational Instruments of Delight: One of traps into which we can fall in reading Augustine is to conclude that he believed that our salvation comes through the […]

JUDGING OTHERS ONLINE

⇒ RON HAFLIDSON   Introduction[1] One of the internet’s most astounding powers is how it can so effectively gather a large audience that can turn an obscure person into a celebrity or a neglected topic into news. Lindsey Stone became such a celebrity after a friend posted what they thought was an amusing photo on […]

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