“Veins are like roots”: Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature

1,350 years before La Mettrie wrote his materialist L'Homme plante (Man a Plant), Nemesius reminded us that we're part plant: "The veins are like roots of the liver that draw the food from the stomach, as the roots of plants draw it from the earth..." For more on this: Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature… Continue reading “Veins are like roots”: Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature

“Astounding, illuminating”: The Innocence of Pontius Pilate in First Things

A very generous review of my Pilate book, out this month with Oxford University Press, is up at First Things: "Dusenbury’s book would be worth a careful reading if it were no more than a monograph on a debate that flows, all but unnoticed, beneath the surface of European intellectual history. His range of reference… Continue reading “Astounding, illuminating”: The Innocence of Pontius Pilate in First Things