Through a Glass Darkly

by Mark English I have certain reservations about Ingmar Bergman as a filmmaker. Some of his films or segments thereof – particularly those influenced by surrealism – I am not keen on. Here is one small, perhaps trivial, example. The clock with no hands motif in Wild Strawberries (a wonderful movie, I admit) simply annoys... Continue Reading →

Radicalism and Religion

by Mark English Saul of Tarsus, later known as Paul, had been involved with a mystical form of Judaism (possibly Merkabah) before he joined the early-first-century Jewish sect which became (largely through his own writings and missionary activities) a new religion quite distinct from Judaism. Paul knew that his teachings were unacceptable to most devout... Continue Reading →

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