Phylakterion : Heuristic Elaborations

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This assemblage of recycled artifacts from a midsummer symposium rings the final notes from a now shuttered seminary. Its apologetic and evangelical reverberations notwithstanding, Phylakterion is, in a certain sense, an insider's cloistered conversation, a highly labored and even laborious reading, an expose of the heart and the mind of the devout reader-a Rhodes scholar of a different order-mining wisdom from the chief of all primary sources. And yet, these "heuristic elaborations" are no purely subjective exercise of a solitary individual; they are the serial readings of three friends, alumni gathered for informal fellowship and devotions around select lesser known biblical books, books of wisdom and revelation to which each author, each preacher, is nevertheless deeply and permanently bound. Ernest Clarke, Felix Sindon, and Jacob Lunn (as they are nicknamed by the compiler of this work) offer in turn their readings of Ecclesiastes, Colossians, and James, all under the admiring, inquisitive, and watchful eye of Kent Needle, late security guard of Rhodes Seminary, Providence, RI. Compiled by Needle in the final year of his life and shortly before the seminary suspended operations, Phylakterion is introduced by the seminary's emeritus professor of Christian literature and philosophy, Emanuel Leisetritt."show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514317133
  • 9781514317136