Note: We are grateful to share this book review by guest writer Lancelot Schaubert. He is a chaplain and artist working in Brooklyn as well as author of the novel Bell Hammers. In this essay, Lancelot reviews The Whole Mystery of Christ: Creation as Incarnation in Maximus Confessor by Jordan Daniel Wood. Now and again, … Continue reading “Is Creation Incarnation?” asks Dr. Wood
[Note: this has been a widely shared post as I've noted here, and I've added a little more in part four of a series where I reposted this content on ClassicalU.com.] As I keep reading and growing older, it seems increasingly obvious to me that we modern people become more and more blind and distracted … Continue reading Why Everyone (and Especially Christians) Should Believe in Fairies
My family and I read the last pages of David Bentley Hart’s novel Kenogaia out loud together the day after Super Bowl LVI when the Rams won over the Bengals. It was Valentine's Day 2022. We started 420 pages earlier during the Nativity Fast in December 2021. This fantasy novel by David Bentley Hart is … Continue reading Kenogaia: What Did My Family Think (and Does Modernity Need an Antidote of Gnosticism)?
Author note: we are grateful for this post by guest blogger Nessa Hake. She is a senior in high school and gave permission to her father, regular blogger Jesse Hake, to post this paper that she wrote for a school assignment. J. R. R. Tolkien disagreed with the practice of allegory for the most part … Continue reading Beren and Lúthien: the Power of Love over Death
Christmastide coincides with the coldest and darkest days of winter here in Minnesota, and while the conditions would afford the more spiritually disciplined the opportunity for contemplation, reflection, and prayer, I find myself reading The Simarillion for the first time alongside The Lord of the Rings, which I haven't read since I was in my … Continue reading Imaginary Realms and their Denizens