Month: June 2023


Icons: Jupiter to Christ

Thomas F. Mathews says that Christian icons “…grew out of a strong tradition of pagan panel paintings of the ancient gods…” (p. 179) Mathews points to some glaring examples of this transfer from paganism to eastern Christianity. …a fresco painted directly on a house wall in Karanis to serve as a permanent icon shows the […]


What Hemingway said to read

Arnold Samuelson was a young man who met Hemingway and ended up working on his boat for a year. Hemingway told him to read these books in order to be a writer: “Here’s a list of books any writer should have read as a part of his education,” he said, handing me the following list:Stephen […]

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