What is Chivalry? (Part 3)

Religion is a word and category that has come under considerable criticism over the last few centuries. And this, not merely by atheists or secularists, but by modern Christians, scholars, pastors and theologians. By and large the effort has been to "freshen-up" the feeling and "face" of Christianity in particular, and make it more amenable to... Continue Reading →

On Authorial Intent

"Authorial intent" is something many philosophers of language have balked-at over the last century, especially post-modernists within the so-called New Criticism school of thought. The idea is that "all we have is the text" so we shouldn't get distracted in trying to know the "mind of the author" since such a thing (if it existed) is technically... Continue Reading →

The Holy Innocents

Today (Dec. 28th/29th) the Church recognizes the deaths of the Holy Innocents who died in the place of the Christ child in Bethlehem at the order of Herod and recorded in the Gospel of Matthew. These innocent boy children are thus understood as the first martyrs in the Church. The historic validity of this event... Continue Reading →

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