A journal, commonplace book, and Wunderkammer by
My blog on technologies of reading, writing, and knowledge is called Text Patterns; I am an occasional contributor to the Technology channel of The Atlantic; I'm a Contributing Editor for The New Atlantis. Also, I tweet.
My biography of the Book of Common Prayer has now been published by Princeton University Press, and I’ve created an associated tumblelog.
My critical edition of W. H. Auden’s long poem For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio is now available.
My next book will be about Christian humanism in a time of total war.
I invite you to a meditative encounter with my online project The Gospel of the Trees.
Please consider supporting this tumblelog by buying some of my books. I will thank you, my family will thank you, and the internet — surely — will thank you.
”Reverting to Type: a Reader’s Story”
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
The Age of Anxiety, by W. H. Auden — a critical edition. A PDF of my Introduction to the poem is available online.
Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant
Original Sin: a Cultural History
Looking Before and After: Testimony and the Christian Life
The Narnian: the Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis
Shaming the Devil: Essays in Truthtelling
A Theology of Reading: the Hermeneutics of Love
A Visit to Vanity Fair: Moral Essays on the Present Age
What Became of Wystan: Change and Continuity in Auden’s Poetry
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