Friday, November 2, 2012

theological hour

“My own idea, for what it is worth, is that all sadness which is not either arising from the repentance of a concrete sin and hastening towards concrete amendment or restitution, or else arising from pity and hastening to active assistance, is simply bad; and I think we all sin by needlessly disobeying the apostolic injunction to 'rejoice' as much as by anything else.

Humility, after the first shock, is a cheerful virtue.” C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Book recommendations from this semester's classes:

Eugene O'neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night
David Hart: The Doors of the Sea
Chris Wiman: Every Riven Thing
C.S. Lewis: The Problem of Pain

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