This week the Brazos Fellows resumed our community life and settled into new living arrangements (read about these changes here!). It’s truly wonderful to be together for prayer, meals, and study.
However, our guest instructors still must join us virtually, so this morning Dr. Brendan Case appeared on the screen to teach the fellows. Brendan is the Research Associate in Philosophy at Baylor’s Institute for the Studies of Religion, where he is researching the notion of accountability and its importance for our social life. This morning, the fellows talked with Brendan about ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church), tradition, authority, and various developments in 19th and 20th century theology.
Afterward, Brendan and I sat down for an episode of “Five Questions in Ten Minutes.” We talked about a number of things, including the work that opens up the literary world of the Chronicles of Narnia, the Bach composition that Brendan listens to nearly every week, and books about walking across Europe. Listen to our conversation here:
Here are links to several items Brendan mentioned:
- St. Thomas Aquinas’s Exposition of the Apostle’s Creed
- C.S. Lewis’s The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature
- Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Michael Ward
- David Bentley Hart’s The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth and The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss
- Bach’s Art of the Fugue
- Claudio Magris’s Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black Sea
- A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube by Patrick Leigh Fermor