What’s wrong with ambition and pride? In a revealing article in Mosaic Magazine titled “Homeric and Biblical Nobodies,” Professor Jacob Howland compares the idea of pride in the Jewish tradition and in Greek writing. The Bible, in Genesis, describes in detail two major building projects—Noah’s ark and the tower of Babel. The Babel story is […]
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In recent years, in the aftermath of mass shootings in the United States, people have attacked the phrase “thoughts and prayers.” Their argument is valid when it comes to politicians: Our elected officials are often all talk and no action, and many of them say what they have to so they can retain their power. […]
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