Contemporary scholars are so anti-religious, or a-religious, that they block out the huge role religion played in the past.
A ROUND OF VISITS ACROSS DECAYING CHRISTENDOM
We travel under the pretense of being receptive, really looking for what we think we already know. Yet we are occasionally genuinely surprised.
AMASSING CREDIT IN THE TREASURE HOUSE OF MERIT
VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #45
SHAKESPEARE, RACINE & CATHOLIC DRAMA
ALL THE CHURCH'S A STAGE
Macbeth, Lear, Othello, Hamlet, Falstaff, Henry IV — are these immortal portraits of sinful humanity not the very crucible of Shakespeare’s art?
LESSONS FROM LITERATURE
VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #36
WHAT HAS HISTORY REVEALED?
A review of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern and Shakespeare's Freedom (The Rice University Campbell Lectures)
VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #29
DISPATCH FROM THE FRONT
Frederick W. Marks
An Ocean Full of Angels... The Artistic Links Between William Shakespeare and Sir Thomas More: Radically Different Richards
Review of Through Shakespeare's Eyes
Review of Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana... Awe-Filled Wonder: The Interface of Science and Spirituality... Ransomed from Darkness: The New Age, Christian Faith, and the Battle for Souls... The Quest for Shakespeare
MEN WITHOUT CHESTS
A HINT OF HEAVEN
Children, and all the things that delight children (nursery rhymes, fairy tales, imaginative stories), are the antidote to seriousness and all its harmful effects.
A classic attains permanent reputability not because it proves useful to one regnant ideology or another, but because it presents us with a unifying vision of nature and man’s place in it.
SCIENCE'S SIN OF THE EYES
Jonathan David Carson
Scientists dazzle with technological marvels: they ease your pain, replace your parts, unlock the secrets of the universe, and fly you to the moon.
ON THE COUNTER-REVOLUTION IN SCIENCE
Benjamin D. Wiker
So spoke the woman during a break in my third lecture on St. Thomas Aquinas...
DISCIPLES OF JAQUES, NOT JESUS
Our rewriting of the great drama of life, which should proceed like a mysterious tale full of wonder and engagement, is a sad soliloquy.
A CINEMATIC VIEW
Robert E. Lauder
Kurosawa dramatizes the truth that the sins of the parents are visited on their children. The harm Ran has done has returned to haunt his old age.
- Karl Keating