A focus on power, to the neglect of wisdom, is fine, as long as it is recognized that mechanical philosophy is incomplete.
Remarkably parallel struggles go on, as well, in Protestant and Jewish circles, whether the debate focuses on C.S. Lewis or Maimonides, Augustine of Hippo or Samson Raphael Hirsch.
What does the new book have to offer the perplexed today that previous works don’t?
“I knew the vocals had to be percussive and ‘sound’ African, but I, of course, don’t speak Swahili or any other African language. I do speak Korean, though, and many of its syllables are similar in sound to Swahili.”
“The 18th-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza was excommunicated from his Jewish community for equating God with nature. Today, his writings are studied by many Jews.”