Category Archives: Madeleine L’Engle

Book Write-Up: Walking on Water, by Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L’Engle.  Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith & Art.  Preface by Sara Zarr.  New York: Convergent Books, 2016.  See here to buy the book. Madeleine L’Engle is perhaps best known for her renowned children’s book, A Wrinkle in Time.  … Continue reading

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David Marshall: “A Non-History of God”

For my write-up today on David Marshall’s Jesus and the Religions of Man, I will blog about Chapter 9: “A Non-History of God”.  The topic of this chapter is essentially the same as the topic of Chapter 5 of Marshall’s … Continue reading

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Unity and Diversity

Frederick Copleston, A History of Philosophy, Volume I: Greece and Rome (Westminster: Newman, 1959) 63-64. Copleston discusses the views of Empedocles, a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who lived in the fifth century B.C.E. Ordinarily, I quote from the book that I’m … Continue reading

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Jesus the Literate, Slavery, Had Adam and Eve Done It Right

1. M. Bar-Ilan, “Writing in Ancient Israel. Part Two: Scribes and Books in the Late Second Commonwealth and Rabbinic Period,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder … Continue reading

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I’ve Met the Austins

I just finished Madeleine L’Engle’s series on the Austin family. Here is my reaction to each of the books: 1. Meet the Austins (1960). There is a certain charm to this book, although nothing exciting really happens in it. I … Continue reading

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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Last night, I finished Madeleine L’Engle’s A Swiftly Tilting Planet. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, such that I had a hard time putting it down. What is interesting is this: I didn’t experience much pleasure while I was reading A … Continue reading

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A Wind in the Door

Last night, I finished Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wind in the Door. I was reading some wikipedia articles about Madeleine L’Engle, and wikipedia’s summary of A Wind in the Door was actually pretty good. Unlike the article on A Wrinkle in … Continue reading

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Christmas Musings 2007

Today is Christmas, 2007. What am I doing today? Yesterday, I was privileged to receive my video of It’s a Wonderful Life. This was fortuitous. I could have gotten it after Christmas, but It’s a Wonderful Life is Christmas fare, … Continue reading

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Madeleine L’ Engle (November 29, 1918-September 6, 2007)

I never finished Madeleine L’ Engle’s Wrinkle in Time. The first book of hers that I encountered was not even in that series: it was about a shy girl at a new school, and that drew me because you usually … Continue reading

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