Tag Archives: Romanticism

Alan Watts

YouTube has an uncanny ability to monitor the kinds of subjects that are of interest to us and suggest relevant videos to watch. I have developed a prudent interest in Aldous Huxley and Alan Watts, two men of the “greatest … Continue reading

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Christianisme Romantique

Voici mon livre que je viens de traduire en français. Christianisme Romantique est un essai sur une autre place du christianisme dans les esprits de notre monde. Ce livre se situe entre trois points essentiels: la tradition liturgique, le christianisme … Continue reading

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To be a Romantic or not, that is the question…

This little piece is intended to replace a criticism I made of a posting written by a brother priest and a dear friend. By deleting the post, I was certainly more severe on myself than on him. What concerned me … Continue reading

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Science or Ideology?

I am quite amazed to see people floundering in the present crisis, as I find myself doing so myself. We are victims of propaganda and half-truths, even to ideologies and discourses that are hardly more sophisticated than those of Goebbels … Continue reading

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Self Reliance

This is a theme on which I have already touched in my posting about Transcendentalism which I encountered through Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was distinguished through his Self-Reliance. It is a point that is still uppermost in my … Continue reading

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Informal talk on the Use of Sarum

Here is an informal talk on my book A Twitch on the Sarum Thread with greater insistence on the founding cultural and philosophical principles underlying liturgical traditions. Indeed it is not specifically about the Sarum Use / Rite but the … Continue reading

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An Easter Day Ramble

I have put this little talk on my Romantic Christianity book. I finish with IX of the Spiritual Songs by Novalis on the Resurrection – in German and then in George McDonald’s beautiful English translation.

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Reilly’s Romantic Religion

I have just begun to read R.J. Reilly’s Romantic Religion which is certain to make something I wrote with a similar title pale into insignificance. However, when I wrote Romantic Christianity, I was unaware of the existence of Reilly’s book. … Continue reading

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Romantic and Patristic Liturgy in Louis Bouyer

The work of Louis Bouyer (1913-2004) was a unique contribution to French ressourcement theology. A convert from Lutheranism and a French Oratorian, he followed John-Henry Newman in many ways, inspired by Newman’s patristic approach rather than a slavish conversion to … Continue reading

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Anglican Catholicism, a twitch upon the thread

I have been looking at a fascinating thread on the Anglican Ordinariate Forum on Facebook. Some of those people reflect well, among those of a more fearful disposition. I will try to give a general gist of some of these … Continue reading

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