Tag Archives: Death

Mortal Wisdom

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Ps 90:12). One of Pascal’s constant themes in the Pensées is the vanishingly brief span of our lives in comparison with the everlasting time that opens before us … Continue reading

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The “Integral State” and Evolution

A stray thought inspired by TJ White’s reflections on “pure nature.” For Thomas, the human is created in a state of grace, granted “original righteousness” that elevates his capacities above what his nature alone would admit. the sin of our first … Continue reading

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J. Bottum on Death and Politics

“The significance of life derives from the presence of the future, while the richness of life derives from the presence of the past.”

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