Literary Neanderthals: Not So Stupid After All

A recent suggestion by a scientist that we try cloning Neanderthals reminded me of two books that depict this lost human race and raise questions about our own, homo sapiens.Continue readingLiterary Neanderthals: Not So Stupid After All

Encouraging Stories of Ancient Saints

My Lenten reading reminds me that Christianity always takes its inspiration from real stories of real people struggling to love and trust God.Continue readingEncouraging Stories of Ancient Saints

Planet Narnia: Tutelary Deities

Michael Ward’s Planet Narnia reveals the influence of medieval allegory that invests C. S. Lewis’s Narnia stories with hidden levels of meaning.Continue readingPlanet Narnia: Tutelary Deities

Gilson’s Foreword to the City of God

In In his foreword to the Image Books edition of St. Augustine’s City of God, Etienne Gilson reminds us that any society not based on love of God and love of neighbor is doomed to fail.Continue readingGilson’s Foreword to the City of God