The Uses of Imagination: A Preface . . . the very simple and primary things that the imagination is about: life, love, freedom, dignity. —Northrop Frye He who is the Lord of all things is the lord of the imagination. —William Lynch, S.J. In many ways, what a new journal chooses to present first says a great deal about what it intends and how it may develop. In choosing the imagination as the theme of this first issue we took up a concept that has had a troubled history, has often been misunderstood or distorted, and, on top of everything, is difficult to define precisely. Often, the imagination is erroneously dismissed as delusory and dangerous. Even Shakespeare—that quintessential exemplar of imaginative insight, identification, and sympathy— had one of his characters equate the imagination with "seething brains"and reason with coolness.
Mikolajczak, Michael Allen
"The Uses of Imagination: A Preface,"
LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture: Vol. 1
, Article 1.
Available at: https://ir.stthomas.edu/logos/vol1/iss1/1