The Baptized Imagination

There can be no better way of starting a New Year than with a clean start, and there is no better way of making a clean start than with a baptism. In the case of the St. Austin Review, we are starting the New Year with a theme issue on “The Baptized Imagination”.


Kevin Bezner takes “The Narrow Way of the Catholic Writer”.

Barbara Golder is “Baptizing the Mind of a Child”.

Hugh O’Donnell invokes “Inspiring Narrative: Revelation, Recapitulation, and the Interpratatio Christiana”.

Mina Milburn is “Baptizing Lions”, focusing on “Myth, Imagination and the King of Beasts”.

Eleanor Bourg Nicholson discusses “The Supernatural Adventures of Tim Powers” in an exclusive interview with the New York Times bestselling author.

Sarah Reinhard grapples with “The Challenge of Telling Truth through Story” in an exclusive interview with award-winning novelist Dena Hunt.

James Patrick Reid reveals “Invisible Things Clearly Seen” in a full colour art feature on “Visual Art in the Drama of Salvation”.

Mike Aquilina elucidates the life and work of the poet Samuel Hazo: “Everybody’s Autobiographer”.

Philip C. Kolin looks at “Faith and the Female Voice” in his interview with the poet Sister Lou Ella Hickman.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker is “Exalting the Strange and Homely” in “The Baptism of C. S. Lewis’ Imagination”.

Kevin O’Brien struggles manfully with “High School Drama”.

Donald DeMarco is “Seeing the God-Light in the Woods of Our Experience”.

Fr. Benedict Kiely admires “The Gentle Lion of Wisconsin” in his “Appreciation of Cardinal Burke”.

James Bemis continues his series on classic movies with an appreciation of The Seventh Seal.

Marie Dudzik reviews An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Culture by Roger Scruton.

Stephen Mirarchi reviews an anthology of “Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints”.

Regis Martin reviews A Godly Humanism by Francis Cardinal George.

Kenneth Colston reviews After the Natural Law by John Lawrence Hill.

Plus new poetry by Samuel Hazo, N.S. Boone and Debra Stellato.

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Joseph Pearce
Joseph Pearce is a Catholic author and biographer who has written about subjects as various as GK Chesterton, economics, and Shakespeare. His latest book, Race with the Devil, chronicles his conversion from racial hatred to Catholicism. He is also the Director of the Center for Faith & Culture and Writer-in-Residence at Aquinas College in Nashville as well as the editor of St. Austin Review.

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