I’ve just read my wife’s whimsical account of the experience of reading the work of the Catholic convert novelist and Nobel Prize winner, Sigrid Undset. Finding it lighthearted and enlightening in equal measure, I thought I’d share it:
Faith & Culture has just published my musings on the claim by H. G. Wells and President Wilson that World War One would be “the war to end war”:
A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk at Southern Wesleyan University, at the invitation of the Carolina Institute for Faith and Culture, on the Divine Presence in the good, the true and the beautiful. The video of the talk can be viewed here:
I’m leading a seminar-pilgrimage to Italy next June with Fr. Dwight Longenecker and art historian, Jim Craft. Based in the Tuscan countryside, we will travel to Florence and other local places of interest before proceeding to Ravenna and Venice for the final part of the pilgrimage. I will give talks on Dante and the Classical World, on the Divine Comedy, on Boethius and Dante, and on Shakespeare’s Venice. Other talks on history, spirituality and art will be given by Fr. Longenecker and Dr. Craft. The dates are from June 8-17, 2019.
Do consider joining me in Italy next summer. Here’s the link for further details:
My first ever personal website was launched on All Saints Day. I’m so excited to be able to share content, old and new, which is not available anywhere else. This can be found in the Inner Sanctum of my site.
Every week we will release an exclusive audio lecture as part of a 45 lecture course on the Christian orthodoxy to be found in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. The first lecture is already uploaded.
Each week I will also publish essays, interviews and thoughts which are unavailable anywhere else. The first week’s content includes:
“The Natural Trinity” in which I muse upon the “fingerprints” of the Trinity to be found in nature.
An interview I gave to a Spanish-language journal “on the Holiness of G. K. Chesterton”.
A self-penned dialogue in which I bid “farewell to fair-weather Catholics”.
In next week’s exclusive content in the inner Sanctum, I will be:
“Hammering the Heretics” with Hilaire Belloc and St. Germanus.
Musing upon “The Death of Europe the Apostate”.
Recalling a night at the movies with friends to watch Les Miserables.
And, of course, we will make available the second of the Tolkien & Lewis lectures.
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Faith & Culture has just published an excerpt from the opening chapter of my book Further Up & Further In: Understanding Narnia:
In the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, I examine the danger of seeing certain groups of people as untermenschen, as sub-humans: