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The Nordic Muse: Celebrating Sigrid Undset

The Nordic Muse: Celebrating Sigrid Undset

November/December 2021 Issue – The Nordic Muse: Celebrating Sigrid Undset Sample Content from Our Latest Issue November/December Table of Contents...
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Tolkien

Tolkien

May/June Issue - Tolkien Sample Content from Our Latest Issue May/June Table of Contents Sample Article “Deep Roots are Not...
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Lenten Illuminations: The Light of the Cross

Lenten Illuminations: The Light of the Cross

March/April Issue - Lenten Illuminations: The Light of the Cross Sample Content from Our Latest Issue March/April Table of Contents...
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An Anglo-Saxon Saint and Anglo-American Catholicism

Catholic World Report has published an excellent essay on the influence of English Catholicism on the Catholic Church in the United...
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Introducing Two Great Novels by R. H. Benson

Joseph Pearce has written forewords to two new editions of novels by Robert Hugh Benson. Here are the details... Introducing Two Great...
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Three Joes in Conversation

Joseph Pearce in conversation with Joe and Joe about his new book, Faith of Our Fathers: A History of True England... The Three...
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The Wisdom and Innocence of G. K. Chesterton

Sample Article Portrait of a Dean: Crossing Swords with Chesterton

During the first half of the twentieth century, William Ralph Inge was a popular theologian, literary journalist, and clerical celebrity who reached an audience which most modern ecclesiastical leaders would count with envy. He was a serious contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature in his later life. His literary associates and enemies included George Bernard Shaw, Christopher Dawson, the Baron von Hügel, G. K. Chesterton, and Hilaire Belloc. A child of the mid-nineteenth century, he sought, and in his season, enjoyed the position of a late Victorian sage whose opinion on nearly every aspect of current affairs was frequently sought, affirmed, debated, disparaged—everything but ignored. His writings include a respected study of Christian mysticism, two volumes on Plotinus, the third-century Neoplatonist, and innumerable volumes of controversial essays, sermons, and articles on present concerns. His oeuvre shows qualities of serious-mindedness, deep erudition, wit, a dislike for modern society, and-a rarity among men of the cloth—a knack for the effortless epigram; the line, often misattributed to Bishop Fulton Sheen, “Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next”, in fact originated with Inge, who was a living font of similar aphorisms. Several of his works written between the two world wars were best-sellers, and the standard biography of the man, written by Canon Adam Fox, a fellow Anglican man of letters, won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1960. He mattered, while living. Since his death, most everything he wrote has gone out of print.

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What’s New in the Inner Sanctum

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Joseph Pearce offers a sneak preview of the exclusive podcasts and essays newly posted in the Inner Sanctum of his personal website, jpearce.co... What's New in the Inner Sanctum - Joseph Pearce (jpearce.co)

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Education from Henry Adams

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Some years ago, a friend said he could not understand the ongoing popular interest in John Adams and his descendants.  Of that prominent American family, he said, “They were all smart, but sick.”  Brilliance and [...]

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