Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Romantic Conservative

By |2021-04-20T14:05:04-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Conservatism, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge|

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s romantic conservatism is passionate, incisive, and high-minded. His notion of the “Idea” is persuasive in regard to how it exists in human society, and he lit the way to resolving the ever-present conservative tension between theory and practice. The life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, if tumultuous and at times disastrous, was a [...]

Constancy and Coleridge

By |2020-10-07T14:38:10-05:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: Great Books, Literature, Poetry, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Shakespeare|

As Samuel Taylor Coleridge expresses in his poem “Constancy to an Ideal Object,” we might find in art the most constants, idealized in our creations, which piece together some meaning of truth amid a world of change where it might appear that nothing has meaning. Although this essay will be about Samuel Taylor Coleridge and [...]

Mariner: A Voyage With Samuel Taylor Coleridge

By |2020-12-09T23:42:31-06:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: Books, Christianity, Featured, Malcolm Guite, Poetry, Samuel Taylor Coleridge|

We may find in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s writings essential guides for the seas we have to navigate in the “post-modern” era. Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Malcolm Guite (Hodder & Stoughton, 2017) The following passage is a brief extract from my new book Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This book was [...]

Men Live like Bats in Twilight: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

By |2019-10-16T12:55:13-05:00March 11th, 2011|Categories: Quotation, Samuel Taylor Coleridge|

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge In every state, not wholly barbarous, a philosophy, good or bad, there must be. However slightingly it may be the fashion to talk of speculation and theory, as opposed (sillily and non-sensically opposed) to practice, it would not be difficult to prove, that such as is [...]

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