From the July/Aug, 2017 issue of Touchstone
christianity culture imagination Altering All Things by Michial Farmer

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Altering All Things

Despair, Imagination & the Re-enchantment of the World
by Michial Farmer

In his 1845 "Sonnet—To Science," Edgar Allan Poe sounds a note that has become quite familiar. Science, the "true daughter of Old Time," has an ammoniac gaze that "alterest all things"—or, to put it more accurately, destroys them in their deepest essence. Poe finds science fundamentally unlovable in its insistence on demythologization:

Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car?
And driven the Hamadryad from the wood
To seek a shelter in . . .


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