Tag: transcendent


Zombies: Half Human


Luigi Giussani (The Religious Sense 40-44) says that human beings are composed of two realities.  The first reality he is the measurable and the second is immeasurable. Zombies are a picture of humanity, bereft of the this second reality. The material world has the qualities of height and depth and weight and temperature--these are all...

Zombies and “Fullness”


I always get it when I am sitting with dear friends enjoying good food and conversation. I sometimes get it while walking alone in the woods on a clear fall day. Some people get it when they are listening to music or viewing a painting. It can be evoked in the...

Warm Bodies — The Book


When the movie Warm Bodies was released, I bought the book. This book by Isaac Marion is better than a silly romance which the book cover (movie poster) seems to suggests. The book's first-person narrator is R -- it's all he remembers of his own name because he's a zombie. The...

Zombies Ain’t Got No Soul


In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many in the west were coming to terms with the death of God, as declared by Nietzsche, by transferring their faith to a new master and savior: technology and science. But with the events of the Second World War, most particularly the Holocaust and...

Zombies—A New Kind of Monster


The idea of the dead walking among the living has been around for a long time. In Inferno, Dante meets Fra Albergio who tells him of traitors like himself who are dead before their bodies die. Dante is horrified; he has seen one of these men the friar describes, one...