Literature

Myths, Monsters and the Mysteries – Episode One

2020-10-14T19:22:21-04:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

In getting this series up and running at YouTube I also meant to post them here on the blog. With the re-fit going on this week I realized some of the early episodes didn't get posted here. In this first episode I lay out the purpose of the series: to explore my interests in film, stories, [...]

Shakespeare the Catholic Conspirator

2020-04-22T08:47:11-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Catholic Culture|Tags: , , |

Today is William Shakespeare's birthday, and it's getting to be pretty well accepted that the mysterious man of Avon was actually a Catholic. Joseph Pearce's book, The Quest for Shakespeare is the best of the books exploring the evidence for Shakespeare's Catholicism. It is a web of intriguing evidence from the fact that Shakespeare's mother came [...]

Is the Story of Adam and Eve a Myth?

2018-02-20T12:03:26-04:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

One of the debates between atheists and fundamentalists is about the stories of Genesis. The problem with both sides is that both of them are literalists. They stand back to back like two madmen–looking in opposite directions, but from the same viewpoint. Neither side has a poetical bone in their body and both sides agree on [...]

Myth and Magic in the Mundane

2018-01-13T13:29:15-04:00January 13th, 2018|Categories: Theology and Bible Study|Tags: , |

The Old Testament as Fantasy Literature As an English snob once said, “How odd of God to choose the Jews.” What is remarkable about the history of the Jewish people is that it is unremarkable. It is extraordinary because it is ordinary. In other words, the Hebrews did not build ziggurats and hanging gardens. They did [...]

Reconciliation Re-Visited

2017-10-10T16:39:21-04:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews|Tags: , , |

  If there is any literary film adaptation worth adding to one’s library it is the Granada TV version of Brideshead Revisited. It really is the most perfect screen adaptation of any novel ever. The scenes in Venice, Oxford and Brideshead capture the book sublimely, and each character is played to perfection. Evelyn Waugh referred to [...]

Frodo Baggins and St Therese

2013-05-25T11:49:32-04:00May 25th, 2013|Categories: The Inklings and Friends|Tags: , , |

The Little Way Through Middle Earth  is a long article I wrote some time ago for Stratford Caldecott's journal, Second Spring. I have uploaded it here, and over the weeks ahead plan to start publishing more of my archived articles that were written for various publications. Go here to read the article. I hope you enjoy it!

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