Sunday, July 2, 2006

Sunday July 2, 2006

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:29 AM

The Rock and the Serpent

In a search for a title to express
the contrast between truth and lies,
an analogy between the phrases

Crystal and Dragon” and
Mathematics and Narrative

suggests a similar phrase,

“The Rock and the Serpent.”

A web search for related titles leads to a book by Alice Thomas Ellis:

Serpent on the Rock: A Personal View of Christianity. (See a review.)

(This in turn leads to an article on Ellis’s husband, the late Colin Haycraft, publisher.)

For an earlier discussion of Ellis in this weblog, see Three Eleanors (March 12, 2005).

That entry brings us back to the theme of truth and lies with its link to an article from the Catholic publication Commonweal:

Getting to Truth by Lying.

Christians who wish to lie more effectively may consult a book by the author of the Commonweal article:

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For a more sympathetic view of
suffering stemming from
Christian narrative,

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(Click on cover
for details. See also Log24
entries on Guy Davenport,
who wrote the foreword.)

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