Welcome to the Aristophrenium
The Aristophrenium was first launched in 2009 as a central platform for publishing intelligent, opinionated and engaging articles from a range of sincere contributors who are interested in exploring and sharing their unique perspective on issues related to philosophy, religion, science, and culture. Later that year the site was redeveloped by its co-founders as a Christian platform to broaden opportunities for both sharing and engaging these subjects from thoughtful writers with a passion for proclaiming the truth of the gospel and the centrality of Christ in all things. The material published here is focused on demonstrating the unassailable truth of God against the cynical and destructive erosion of human values and intellectual integrity that is so prevalent in the world today.
Writing is the medium that shapes and sharpens our ideas, a craft with an ancient history that has changed the world countless times throughout the millennia. We have a passion for this medium and you are invited to lend your voice to the conversation by sharing your ideas or challenging ours.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).
What does ‘Aristophrenium’ mean?
The term was coined by Ryft from an archaic word ‘aristophrenia’, which describes the condition of having a superior intellect (Chris Aldrich, The Aldrich Dictionary of Phobias and Other Word Families, p. 236). Ryft coined the term ‘aristophrenium’ to describe an arena where thoughtful and intelligent ideas can be shared and critically engaged, far above the clamor of superficial rhetoric and inane caricatures.