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Marshall McLuhan as a Realist Philosopher

Marshall McLuhan, as a newcomer to the Catholic Church in 1937, accepted the realist philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas as its official philosophy. He contributed to the philosophy through a language-based total approach to reality which reconciled the separation between the humanities and the sciences. The root of the separation was in two versions of […]

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Wayword by Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Soucy

. . .the process of perception is that of incarnation. Marshall McLuhan, The Medium and the Light ‘Wayword’ (available on CDBaby) is a second collection of songs by Mr. & Mrs. Garrett Soucy, a … [Read More...]

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The Phone Is Too Much With Us

After William Wordsworth The phone is too much with us, now and soon. Searching and scrolling, we bypass our powers. Little we live in moments that are ours— we’ve given here away, forgotten … [Read More...]

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Ellul Meets Bazin: The Ethics of Reality and the Photo/Cinema Image

On the very first page of his book The Humiliation of the Word, the French theologian and cultural critic Jacques Ellul makes his first reference to cinema: “There is also … [Read More...]

Eschatology and the Technological Future Review

Michael S. Burdett is a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford's Wycliffe Hall and holds degrees in engineering, physics, and theology. My imagination tells me he can answer basically … [Read More...]

To Read This Poem

Type in the following characters or identify below each photograph containing one or more egrets. (FTWA: the egret is a member of the heron family, usually buff or white, … [Read More...]

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