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<b>Clarion Vines: A Column for the Future Wines of History</b>

Clarion Vines: A Column for the Future Wines of History

December 5, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

Jonathan D. Price
Plato’s thoughts on love in the Symposium are shared over wine; Jesus offers eternal life together with the Source of All in the drink. In this new column, Executive Editor Jonathan D. Price will review wines for the prospective drinker: What should I pay? How long should I wait? Is there any accounting for taste? As he does so, he will also encourage the reader to develop a phronema for the proper enjoyment of wine: not as a mere sensory thrill, but as a gateway to contemplation of the sublime.
Stripped-Down Gnosticism

Stripped-Down Gnosticism

October 26, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Brian Lapsa
Billboards confirm the truism that the human body sells - everything from stripteases to "Body Worlds". The body also seems to be behind a faddish fascination with first-millennium sects. But what does ancient Gnosticism have in common with gentlemen's clubs? More, it turns out, than one might at first suspect.