Daily Archives: April 11, 2012

The point of the Resurrection…

“The point of the resurrection…is that the present bodily life is not valueless just because it will die…What you do with your body in the present matters because God has a great future in store for it…What you do in … Continue reading

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Throw Away Your Books

Mortify your intelligence, learn to weep over the wounds of our Lord, throw away your books.–Ubertino, The Name of the Rose Ubertino’s caution against William’s rationalism goes overboard. Over-reaction is always a possibility when contrasting ideas.

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Torture and Hell

A short dispute arises between Ubertino and William in Umberto Eco’sThe Name of the Rose about how heretics respond to torture. William argues that in torture everything returns to your mind, “as if you are being transported, not toward heaven, but … Continue reading

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