Monday, July 27, 2009

‘Writing Is a Spiritual Process’

July 27, 2009

NATIONAL REVIEW June 2, 2008 ‘WRITING IS A SPIRITUAL PROCESS’ The novels — and ideas — of Dean Koontz JOHN J. MILLER About 80 pages into Intensity, a 1995 novel by Dean Koontz, the heroine reflects upon her unlikely predicament. She’s trapped in the motor home of a homicidal maniac who has just slaughtered a […]

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Big Bucks, Big Minds, Big Hearts

July 27, 2009

NATIONAL REVIEW April 16, 2007 BIG BUCKS, BIG MINDS, BIG HEARTS The John Templeton Foundation JOHN J. MILLER The most lucrative award in the world may also be the wordiest: the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities. This year’s winner, the philosopher Charles Taylor, will receive a check for more […]

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Giving, and Taking Away

July 27, 2009

NATIONAL REVIEW September 29, 2003 GIVING, AND TAKING AWAY A controversy at Princeton offers broad lessons JOHN J. MILLER In 1961, Charles and Marie Robertson gave one of the largest gifts ever made to higher education. Today, their heirs are trying to take it back, in an unprecedented lawsuit that carries major implications for conservative […]

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