Stormfields

On Losing a Child: Ten Years Later

Dear Friends, I want to thank you so much for all of the wonderful and heart-warming comments about our Cecilia Rose (this past Tuesday) and what would’ve been her tenth birthday. For whatever reason, we felt more at… Read More

The Gray Eminence of Christopher Dawson

To put it simply (and perhaps a bit “simplistically”—but I prefer to think of it as putting it “with fervor”), Christopher Dawson was one of the greatest historians of the twentieth century, certainly one of its greatest men… Read More

The Second Great Awakening (Full Lecture)

Yesterday, my flu was still lingering, but it wasn’t incapacitating.  Still, if my lecture seems a bit off, blame in on the flu!!!  Or, the inadequacies of my brain. An examination of the rise of the democratic and… Read More

1959 Interview with Christopher Dawson

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Martyrdom and the Early Church (Full Lecture)

Universalism and the Early Christian Church (Full Lecture)

This morning’s western heritage lecture–an examination of Christianity as the first serious religion (and philosophy) to promote the dignity of the human person regardless of the accidents of one’s birth.  An astounding achievement, frankly. Here’s hoping you enjoy…. Read More

Western Heritage Lecture 5: No God Kings

In my fifth lecture for the Western Heritage core course, I moved the class from the ancient Hebrews to the ancient Greeks, considering how each people(s) despised the notion of a God-King. In particular, I considered the roles… Read More