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May.10.2011
Личность и трорчество М. А. Булгакова в социолкультурном контексте 20-21 веков: к 120-летию со дня рождения мастера, Борисоглебск, 2010
Возвращение к М. А. Булгакову: новый взгяд А. Колин Райт (Кингстон, Онтарио, Канада)В последнее время я несколько отошел от «булгаковедения»  и сосредоточился на другой любимой литературной деятельности: самостоятельной творческой работе, которую так или иначе веду в течение всей своей сознательной жизни. (Я являюсь автором рассказов, опубликованных в...
Article
May.07.2011
to be published eventually in book form
7. The Comedy of Doctor Foster A satirical novella. Much of my fiction includes a “religious” element. Besides Sardinian Silver and Veronica’s Papers, there is my play Out of This World (a farce involving an unorthodox professor of theology) and two more stories centred around humankind’s longing for “God”: the rather sad “The Trouble with Saints” and a more...
Article
May.07.2011
to be published eventually in book form
7. The Comedy of Doctor Foster A satirical novella. Much of my fiction includes a “religious” element. Besides Sardinian Silver and Veronica’s Papers, there is my play Out of This World (a farce involving an unorthodox professor of theology) and two more stories centred around humankind’s longing for “God”: the rather sad “The Trouble with Saints” and a more...
Article
May.07.2011
to be published eventually in book form
7. The Comedy of Doctor Foster A satirical novella. Much of my fiction includes a “religious” element. Besides Sardinian Silver and Veronica’s Papers, there is my play Out of This World (a farce involving an unorthodox professor of theology) and two more stories centred around humankind’s longing for “God”: the rather sad “The Trouble with Saints” and a more...
Article
May.06.2011
To be published eventually in book form
6. Almost the ConclusionA parishioner of the church I used to attend said to me many years ago: “I know you don’t come to church any more, but aren’t you pleased that churches still exist?” I assume he meant for the benefit of others, and of course I answered yes. Now, however, I need to qualify how I would see the role of churches in general, particularly when...
Article
May.05.2011
Eventually to be published in book form
5. Why I no longer consider myself a Christian  The great strength of Christianity.  Christianity has indeed many strengths, first of which is the belief in “God” (whatever we mean by the word) and the assurance that life itself has meaning. It provides a community to belong to, and comfort to those who believe they will see their friends and relatives again in...
Article
Apr.21.2011
To be published eventually in book form
4. Faith, “Fate,” and “God’s Computer” Faith and doubt: do I really believe my own intellectual convictions? “Ay, there’s the rub,” to quote from Hamlet’s most famous speech. Shakespeare too expresses the greatest question humans have, wondering whether death (or sleep) mightn’t be the solution for all of us, except that “the dread of something after death, the...
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Apr.21.2011
To be published eventually in book form
4. Faith, “Fate,” and “God’s Computer” Faith and doubt: do I really believe my own intellectual convictions? “Ay, there’s the rub,” to quote from Hamlet’s most famous speech. Shakespeare too expresses the greatest question humans have, wondering whether death (or sleep) mightn’t be the solution for all of us, except that “the dread of something after death, the...
Article
Apr.16.2011
to be published later in book form
3. Summary so far, and “religion” in general  Summary so far I’ve tried here to express what I believe fairly succinctly, rather than indulging in long discussions. But when every sentence is important, there may be a need to reiterate some things for clarity. The most important things so far, then, are:             —1. The question isn’t so much as to whether “...
Article
Apr.10.2011
To be published later in book form
What I Believe, Two/ 2. Beyond “I don’t know”   “I just don’t know”   In any discussion of the “meaning of life” or “what life is all about” we eventually have  to admit that we just don’t know. People have faced this question for generations,  arriving at different conclusions, which may or may not be “right,” but no one knows for  sure.   In this situation it...