David G. Bonagura Jr.

The Return of Christian Humanism

By |2019-04-02T15:08:15-05:00August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Books, Christianity, Communio, G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, Literature, Pope Benedict XVI, T.S. Eliot|Tags: , |

Even when addressing non-Christians, Christian humanism’s willing receptiveness of the supernatural opens itself to the truths of revelation and of the human religious experience, allowing it to speak intimately and truthfully to the whole person… The Return of Christian Humanism: Chesterton, Eliot, Tolkien, and the Romance of History by Lee Oser (University of Missouri [...]

Oliver Ellsworth: Forgotten Name, Enduring Legacy

By |2013-11-25T15:26:02-05:00August 29th, 2012|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Books|Tags: , |

Founding Federalist: The Life of Oliver Ellsworth by Michael C. Toth When American schoolchildren study the Constitutional Convention, they typically learn a few names—Madison, Randolph, Patterson, Washington—and few main events—the formation of the legislature, the Three-Fifths Compromise, and the creation of the presidency. The first event is usually called “The Great Compromise” that melded [...]

The Sword of Education

By |2014-01-09T15:45:35-05:00March 14th, 2012|Categories: Books, Liberal Learning, Russell Kirk|Tags: , |

Of the voluminous corpus of Russell Kirk’s writings, no small amount concerns the subject of education. Kirk counted in his memoirs that over a span of five decades he had authored “some hundreds of essays, articles, and newspaper columns,” as well as three books devoted to the subject. In particular, his fortnightly page in the [...]

Theologian of the Heart

By |2017-07-14T11:26:19-05:00April 16th, 2011|Categories: Books, Communio, Featured, Pope Benedict XVI, Tracey Rowland|Tags: , |

Pope Benedict XVI The Thought of Pope Benedict XVI: An Introduction to the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger, Second Edition by Aidan Nichols. Ratzinger’s Faith: The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI by Tracey Rowland. When the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church elected Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, they chose a theologian who for fifty [...]