A Defense of Planet Narnia

  You may be surprised, as I was, to learn that Michael Ward’s Planet Narnia thesis is controversial. You may, like me, have needed little “proof” beyond the Jove stanza of the “The Planets” poem (“of winter passed / And guilt forgiven,” “The lion-hearted,” “Just and gentle, are Jove’s children,” etc.) and a brief sketch […]

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The Homeric Versus the Christian Ideal of Man

As Western culture becomes more and more post-Christian, it will unsurprisingly bear more and more resemblance to its pre-Christian roots. One of the dominant cultural forces shaping the classical Greek worldview was Homer’s epics poems. Homer envisions a cosmos conceived from chaos where order is an aberration rather than the norm.[1] Anthropomorphic and capricious Greek […]

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