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Of the writing, buying & reading of books there is no end

If you don’t love books; buying them, looking at them, smelling them and even on occasion reading them, then this article is not for you. The book occupies a special place in the history of civilisation. It is a very adaptable piece of technology and has been the dominant vehicle to transmit information for the last 600 years. It is a repository of knowledge, of stories, of faith, of hope. As Neil Gaiman puts it, Books are the way that we communicate with the dead. The way that we learn lessons from…

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The Curiosity Index (02.02.2017)

CS Lewis talks to a dog about lust A good headline works like clickbait, except in this case there’s an article of substance behind it. And as always when it comes to CS Lewis, it’s well worth thinking about. God knows what we want, even in our vilest acts. He is longing to give it to us. He is not looking on from the outside at some new ‘taste’ or ‘separate desire of our own.’ Only because he has laid up real goods for us to desire are we able…

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