The Aeneid is permeated by images of raging fire, fury, storms, and chaos. The whole epic poem foregrounds this anti-element as the unavoidable cost of Roman authority and mission. Indeed, the Roman mission is essentially to overcome chaos, especially in society. Thus Virgil has the shadow of Aeneas’ father say to him (or rather, to […]
This article is part two in a series of reflections on what The Confessions of Saint Augustine has to say to modern educators. In a culture obsessed with efficiency, performance, and competition, we often overlook one of life’s simple pleasures–a pleasure that children experience readily until grown-ups teach it out of them. Lewis explains this
In the introduction to a forthcoming series on Saint Augustine’s “Confessions,” Fr. Jon Jordan explains why every experience with a Great Book is fresh and meaningful in a new way.