'On marriage and family life' is a small book which is a collection of Saint John Chrysostom's (349-407AD) Homilies on marriage. It contains a basic introduction to John's life and the Theology and Ethics behind Christian marriage. This introduction is evidently American, and written by someone who still hasn't fully escaped the post-Enlightenment culture of … Continue reading On marriage and family life by St John Chrysostom, book review
Of Water & the Spirit: A Liturgical study of Baptism by Alexander Schmemann is a Christian book which seeks to bring back the traditional meaning of Baptism by explaining it and its liturgical elements. He traces its origins as a Christian ceremony of re-creation which would be primarily performed and celebrated on Pascha (Easter). The … Continue reading Of Water & the Spirit by Alexander Schmemann, book review
The anti-preacher carrying his lamp, Wretched and dressed like a tramp. He says he is looking for God In the streets, not a church to be awed. What is the message that he preaches? Is it worthy of the sinful ticks and leeches? 'God is dead, and we have slain him! We killed him!', his … Continue reading #225 – God is dead
O' Who was it, that man of Stuart Who hid during the Plague nurturing his own To spill forth and express through his poetic Mouth, for his eyes had failed: became a Prophet dictating to his daughters that which Explains the subtle charm of Satan, And God's divine mercy and his Sovereign supreme Justice. O' what man supported the sword's edge On good Carl's neck, … Continue reading #198 – Remembering John Milton
Hello Dear reader, I have a small pile of books that I am really excited to get through this year and to review. Of course I have multiple piles of books that I am going to read, but these are the ones that I am genuinely interested in reading for the purpose of reviewing and … Continue reading What books will I be reviewing this year?
Hello dear reader, Over the last few days I have been thinking deeply about my life this year. Spending time in your house without needing to work (or at least having no work to do except cooking and showering) over the Christmas holiday with your family has a way of forcing you to re-orientate yourself … Continue reading What I learned in 2018.
Cover photo of Saint George - (1) Chapter one. Milton in context of his time: I will begin by putting the author into context of his time, so when I come to talk about the Philosophical problems contained within his text the reader will already be informed of what kind of writer he was, (2) … Continue reading John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.