Blawg Review inhabits the celestial spheres of Dante’s Paradiso in this week’s edition, hosted at Colin Samuels’ Infamy or Praise.
Dante makes me think of Milton. Milton makes me think of Phillip Pullman, author of the Miltonian trilogy, His Dark Materials, which I borrowed from my son’s bookshelf last summer. Pullman’s connection with the Church, by the way, is as a non-believer — you can read all about his perspectives here; this profile leads off with a comment on his atheism as a notable characteristic for someone invited to speak at the University of East Anglia on religion and education.
Well, first of all, read this week’s Blawg Review, and if you have some free time read Pullman’s The Golden Compass, etc., or maybe even Dante and Milton.