From the Armstrong Archives
For purposes of abbreviation, we could just start calling these AA meetings.
I watched it when it was posted a few days ago and now I'm very curious about Indian metaphysics.
Dr. Hart, do you have any articles, lectures, or books on the mechanics of scriptural inspiration and how we determine the truth of a matter when we know that Scripture isn't innerant? I feel like I've merely "devolved" to a theist that likes the flavor of Christianity. Im not quite sure what to do with it completely, but I feel drawn to Christ as the manifested Logos.
(Currently reading "The Atheist Delusion")
Out of curiosity, Dr. Hart, do you have any opinions on the prevalence of life (intelligent or otherwise) in the universe?
Dr. Hart —
I will make one, and only one, modern fantasy recommendation because he wrote a (1) Nabakovian parodic trilogy of the entire epic fantasy genre that subsumes almost every trope in existance, (2) in a Proustian-length picaresque, (3) from predominately the FIRST person perspective a la the journals of Casanova and the tragic figure of Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, (4) mixed with a frame story a la Scheherazade's thousand and one, (5) and the language is actually good.
THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss. You two also share barbilic features, both in your beards's sizes and shapes and colors.
Short of that, as you say, the greatest fantasies are all foundational texts of peoples. So it's a lot to live up to in the modern world.
Unrelated: would you (have you) ever tried your hand at short science fiction and fantasy?
Dr. Hart, may I ask what your general thoughts are on the Farrer hypothesis as a possible solution to the synoptic problem, compared to the Q hypothesis?
Thanks for posting, I’m here as a new reader and enjoy these long conversations.
You mentioned reading using a Kindle device and some of handicaps it presents including the inability to flip quickly through a book and that the device seems to encourage a straight read-through. Have you found ways to improve your Kindle experience over time?
On reading, have you written any essays about your practices in reading? I have read Adler’s “How to Read” which encourages different levels of reading to allow for some level of breadth and depth depending on the reader’s need. Do you have any methods that allow you to move through a text relatively quickly while still absorbing and appreciating it?
Please, finish the review of the other Narnia books