Monday, May 02, 2005
Here's an excellent article from last fall by John Allen on then-Cardinal Ratzinger. It's a balanced, nuanced portrait.
Thumos is a Greek word that we often translate as "spiritedness" or "passion." It implies a spirit of contention or fight, like having a beer with your buddy and loudly insisting that Dylan was cooler than the Beatles. This is an excuse for spirited posts that follow my more or (often) less disciplined passions.