The Once and Future Darkness

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon From the first page of Holy Writ, the reader is left with no doubt about the nature of the world and humanity’s place within it. These themes are made very plain. Perhaps it is less obvious that a certain polemical concern is active in the mind of the Hebrew author […]

A Random World and The Death of All Knowledge

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon The opening chapter of Genesis has long been a favorite of Christians, and ancient commentators discovered in its lines profound levels of meaning. In more recent times, on the other hand, some readers of Genesis, distracted by apologetic concerns alien to the deeper interests of the Sacred Text, have failed […]