About T. Renee Kozinski

T. Renee Kozinski is Adjunct Professor of Trivium at Wyoming Catholic College. She holds an M.A. in the Great Books from St. John's College, Annapolis. She has taught classical literature, English, and writing courses at the secondary and post-secondary levels and has also taught in international schools. She currently teaches online discussion classes on the Great Books for high-school students from around the world.

Mystically at the Crib

By |2020-12-21T23:18:28-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Christianity, Christmas, Culture, Timeless Essays, Wyoming Catholic College|

The baby in the cave is a paradox that reveals you and demands your potential for dignity, sacrificial love, demands in love that you become what you were made to be—and does this with the sweet, absolutely helpless cry of a newborn child. His very helplessness, like the poor of the world, the helpless, the [...]

C.S. Lewis and the Questioned Image

By |2019-08-06T17:19:39-05:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: C.S. Lewis, Christian Humanism, Imagination, Modernity, Order, Philosophy, Science, St. Thomas Aquinas|

It is hard, as a modern, to know the right questions to ask, to know when all questions fall silent in the presence of absolute Truth, of Revelation… In his final book, The Discarded Image, C.S. Lewis writes about the Mediaeval world view: “All the apparent contradictions must be harmonised. A Model must be built which [...]

The Lamb Amidst the Throne: Christ as the Model of True Leadership

By |2019-05-14T17:15:10-05:00April 8th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Leadership, Wyoming Catholic College|

Christ is the essential picture of a true leader: one who is vulnerable, like a Lamb; one who is a servant, a person willing to be a sacrifice for the Good… The first true leader I experienced was my own father. He is not particularly articulate, and there are many people who know more about [...]

Mystically at the Crib

By |2019-12-23T10:38:37-06:00December 24th, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Christmas, Culture, Wyoming Catholic College|

Painted by the author Tonight, God will again, for us, be born. We remember it, and mystically, in the ancient Jewish understanding of “remembrance.” It is a re-happening in our hearts and minds. As Fulton Sheen said about the crucifixion, through its re-presentation, we are able, mystically, to be invited there, to the [...]

Fight or Feast? Socrates and the Purpose of Rhetoric

By |2020-02-24T12:20:31-06:00May 12th, 2016|Categories: Beauty, Community, Culture, Featured, Justice, Socrates, Virtue, Wyoming Catholic College|

Is rhetoric simply a fight, or is it part of a feast that is for the good of both the individual and the polis—as a feast is for the sustenance of ourselves, but more importantly, for the communion of a Body, of a community? Callicles says, “‘Too late for a share in the fight,’ so [...]

Is “Anna Karenina” the Russian “Republic”?

By |2016-08-28T09:21:52-05:00April 19th, 2016|Categories: Books, Featured, Great Books, Philosophy, Plato, Tragedy, Wyoming Catholic College|

In Plato’s Republic, we find that there is one ‘natural’ or ‘healthy’ state based on justice, one kind of healthy, just soul, but there are many degenerate forms of state and soul (Rep.,445c). Because justice is the state of balance and virtue in which a soul, or a state, lives according to the Good, according to [...]

Slouching Towards Tyranny: Why America Needs God

By |2016-08-28T09:22:01-05:00April 1st, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Government, Leadership, Politics, Sainthood, Tyranny, Wyoming Catholic College|

In the fifth century B.C., Athens and her allies were at war with Sparta and her allies in the Peloponnesian War, made famous by the great historian Thucydides. In the first part of the war, Pericles, son of Xanthippus, was the leader of Athens; by all accounts, he was an able leader, not least because [...]

Opting Out of the Benedict Option?

By |2016-08-28T09:22:13-05:00September 20th, 2015|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Community, Faith, Featured, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Sainthood, Truth, Wyoming Catholic College|

Of course, the real term is “The Benedict Option,” and it does not refer to our retired Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, but rather to St. Benedict of Nursia, who in the collapse of the Roman Empire fathered a way of living that kept Christian civilization alive: the monastic order. Oddly enough, like Benedict XVI, it [...]

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