Credo, Part 1: Small Answers (S2E9)

The leap of faith as a disposition toward being, vs scientific or ideological reductionism. A meditation on “small answers,” wholeness, and the credo.

“Don’t talk about Catholicism”: Poetic Vision & Catholic Tradition (S2E8)

I respond to those who would like me to talk only about poetry and philosophy, not about Catholicism.

Welcome to Wholly Orders

A poetic and philosophical exploration of the Western intellectual and contemplative tradition

Are you unsatisfied with (or perhaps even strenuously opposed to) the pervasive contemporary worldview in the West that treats poetry, philosophy, and the Western contemplative religious tradition as being mere flights of fancy irrelevant to the “modern world”?

Are you also unwilling to throw the baby out with the bathwater when it comes to Western thinking?

Are you open-minded to new thinking, but not to the rash agenda of those urging the dismissal of the Western literary, philosophical, and religious canon?

Wholly Orders is a project that seeks to find again a unity in thinking within the Western philosophical and contemplative tradition. One that brings together poetry, philosophy, and science.

Many important thinkers of the past also regarded these as parts within a whole.

This is a project rooted in tradition but grounded in the present. It is quite often how we see that can make all the difference to what we see.

Finding a unity in thinking, as part of a living tradition, is something quite different from the modern push for uniformity in thought.

If you are looking for a serious treatment of the Western philosophical, poetic, and contemplative religious tradition, without ideological pandering or pseudo-philosophical posturing, you are most welcome.

(Conversely, if you prefer political “correctness,” New Age/occult secret teachings, self-help or personal growth “philosophies,” etc., please look elsewhere.)

Finally, if the ongoing “Balkanization of epistemology” rubs you the wrong way, you are not alone.

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