Concerning Means vs. Ends

During January, I was engaged in an elephant stampede through the works of C.S. Lewis:  Surprised by Joy, “The Inner Ring,” “The Weight of Glory,” The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, and, most recently, The Great Divorce.  Reading so much Lewis consecutively forces one to notice parallel themes throughout his writing, particularly the theme of redirecting … Continue reading Concerning Means vs. Ends

A Particle of Truth Spoken by Lord Henry Wotton

Lord Henry Wotton is one of the chief characters in The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.  He is a young aristocrat who seeks to bring himself attention by an apparent careless attitude and wit.  His flippant tongue drips with hedonic philosophy which he dolls out for the purpose of sensation alone.  However, amongst … Continue reading A Particle of Truth Spoken by Lord Henry Wotton