March 30th, 2010
INTRODUCTION: What is the relationship of the saved person to his or her past? How do the deeds, events, circumstances, blessings, cursings, sins, preferences, habits, etc. of our past lives, and those of our families, impinge upon and affect the present and our daily lives? Upon what can we blame failure, sickness, or unconquered sin? To what can we attribute success, health, and fruitfulness?
January 25th, 2010
Shusaku Endo (1923-1996) Shusaku Endo was an award-winning Japanese fiction writer and television personality, born in Tokyo in 1923. He lived with his parents in Manchuria until 1933, when they divorced, then accompanied his mother back to her hometown, Kobe, Japan. At age 12 he was baptized as a Catholic, and embraced this faith as [...]
January 24th, 2010
The State of Christianity from Urbana 09 on Vimeo.
October 13th, 2008
Born: Birmingham, Alabama, May 28, 1916. Died: Covington, Louisiana, May 10, 1990. Principal Works NOVELS: The Moviegoer, 1961; The Last Gentleman, 1966; Love in the Ruins, 1971; Lancelot, 1977; The Second Coming, 1980; The Thanatos Syndrome, 1987. ESSAYS: The Message in the Bottle, 1975; Lost in the Cosmos, 1983; Signposts in a Strange Land, 1991. Walker Percy is [...]
July 15th, 2008
Copyright 2008 by Bruce L. Edwards. (Click here for Permissions information) The genre of fiction, by modern reckoning, consists of invented stories of various lengths that depict the actions and monitor the thoughts of imaginary characters in their engagement with the conflicts and circumstances that ensue. Novels, tales, vignettes, novellas, short stories, are among the [...]
July 7th, 2008
In light of the “new” controversy over the “recent” discovery of references to the resurrection in Dead Sea Scroll materials, keep in mind: In the New Testament, the thing really happens. The Dying God really appears—as a historical Person, living in a definite place and time. . . . The old myth of the Dying [...]
July 5th, 2008
Copyright 2008 by Bruce L. Edwards. (Click here for Permissions information) The genres of biography and autobiography refer, literally, to writing (“graphing”) a life (“bio”), one’s own or someone else’s. In the West, they are regarded as fact-driven works created to capture and preserve the life—and usually the times—of notable individuals. Biographies are presumed to [...]
June 21st, 2008
To be published in August, 2008, as introduction to The Personal Heresy, reprinted by Concordia University Press, ed, Dr. Joel Heck. The Personal Heresy: An Introduction Dr. Bruce L. Edwards Professor of English and Africana Studies Bowling Green State University (Ohio) In The Personal Heresy, we find C. S. Lewis “at work,” so to speak, [...]