St. Matthew’s Passion

The furtherance and further enrichment of the medieval Christian heritage of music and art remains of the greatest legacies of the Lutheran wing of the Protestant Reformation. As Luther stated in the preface to the 1524  Wittenberg Hymnal , he was “not of the opinion that the gospel . . . . Continue Reading »

Finnis Festshcrift

I’m pleased to announce the publication by Oxford University Press of Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis  (edited by John Keown and Robert P. George). This volume of original essays on the thought of the great Oxford (and Notre Dame) legal, political, and moral . . . . Continue Reading »

Mattie Ross and America

My take on Mattie is a bit different than Peter’s, but the main difference is that I work more with the Coen brothers’ film—it really is an adaptation, nearly different from the original Portis as a classic poet’s adaptation of Homer might be. They add and subtract quite a . . . . Continue Reading »

The Liberal Mullah’s Answer

This is a point several of us here and many others have made over and over, but it’s nice to see it being made again: Our mainstream intellectual culture declares religious opposition to abortion theocratic, a violation of the separation of church and state, etc., and often says so very . . . . Continue Reading »