For My Father

Last night while reading Orthodoxy in Massachusettsand listening to a radio talk show aboutthe sources of “creativity” and the ubiquityof genius in America, home of the fortunate deluded,I fell into a swoon, a trancein which I saw the sad face of my father.Transported deep within myself I dreamedalthough awake and conscious of the images I … More For My Father

An Excerpt from NEW INSTITUTES Chapter 1 America and Religion

America is, once again, at the very crossroads of her cultural being. While the nation aspires to worship a God who jealously forbids graven images, it slavishly serves an advertising culture conditioned by a panoply of sensuous visual idols. The clash between the exclusively auditory commands of a Hebraic God and the Greek primacy of … More An Excerpt from NEW INSTITUTES Chapter 1 America and Religion