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True Love: Passionate Reason versus Romantic Feeling

The next issue of the St. Austin Review is winging its way to the printers. The theme of the January/February issue is “True Love: Passionate Reason versus Romantic Feeling”. Highlights include:

Christopher J. Carter connects “Eros and Fantasy” in his discussion of “Imagination and Seduction in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra”.

Mary Leonarczyk sees Anna Karenina as “A Story of Untrue Love”.

Matthew Elam looks at “Love and Marriage in Chesterton’s Manalive”.

Stephanie A. Mann discovers “The Pattern of the Cross” in the movie, Green Dolphin Street.

Joel Sams discusses “Deep Down Things: Family Stability and the Rootedness of Love”.

Lisa Coutras considers “Arwen’s Choice: The Interplay of Love and Wisdom”.

Kevin O’Brien muses on “Love and the Meaning of Life”.

John Beaumont reveals the role of “Passionate Reason in the Conversion of Algernon Cecil”.

Ken Clark admires The Annunciation by Guercino in his series on Masterpieces in art.

Donald DeMarco asks the provocative question: “Can Vice be a Virtue?”

K. V. Turley sees “The Wages of Sin in Jean-Pierre Melville’s Doomed Universe”.

Susan Treacy waxes lyrical on “Real Music and Timeless Hymns”.

Fr. Benedict Kiely berates “The Culture of Fake News”.

Charles A. Coulombe reviews Contra Mundum: Joseph de Maitre and the Birth of Tradition.

Louis Markos reviews I Burned for Your Peace: Augustine’s Confessions Unpacked.

Mitchell Kalpakgian reviews Plato’s Bedroom: Ancient Wisdom & Modern Love.

Donna Spivey Ellington reviews Father Brown and the Ten Commandments: Selected Mystery Stories by G. K. Chesterton.

Stephanie A. Mann reviews Heroes and Heretics of the Reformation.

Plus New Poetry by Rachel Gerring, Philip C. Kolin, William Randall Lancaster and Lydia Martin.

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