Philip Zaleski

Philip Zaleski has been the editor for the Best Spiritual Writing and Best American Spiritual Writing series. He is the author of several books, including The Recollected Heart, Gifts of the Spirit, and The Benedictines of Petersham. He has co-authored with his wife, Carol Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the InklingsPrayer: A History, and The Book of Heaven: An Anthology of Writings from Ancient to Modern Times.


Volume 129

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Guests on Volume 129: Nicholas Carr, on how automation technologies make our lives easier — while detaching us from the practices of engaging the world that are most fulfilling for us; Robert Pogue Harrison, on the challenges of nurturing the inner lives and loves of our children to enable them to receive the legacies of our culture; R. J. Snell, on how the vice of acedia denies the being of Creation; Norman Wirzba, on how a Scriptural imagination allows us to perceive the world as Creation (not just as nature); Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski, on how the Inklings were critical of modernity in the interest of restoring Western culture to its Christian roots; and Peter Phillips, on the “tintinnabuli” style of composition in the works of Arvo Pärt.