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C.S. Lewis’ lesson to his friends and fans—and to us—is that the cultivation of the imagination might require more than reading and writing, but it requires no less... Readers likely know C. S. Lewis by...
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The eleven months during which Mary Shelley worked on Frankenstein were almost as macabre in real life as was the unfolding of the plot in the teenager’s fevered imagination... I’ve recently taught a course on Mary Shelley’s...
realism
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Longing for the enchanted world underlies the poetic imagination, but it’s the light of common day that we inhabit, thus we should value realism in the imaginative realm... One of the themes of frequent discussion at Wyoming Catholic College...
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By viewing Cervantes' Don Quixote as a type of saintly hagiography, and Quixote's actions and motives as following the example of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Don Quixote turns into San Quixote, a knight who fights not on the plains of Spain but on a spiritual plane, by means of his...
beast

The story of Beauty and the Beast is the oldest story in the Christian world. It’s the story about love, sacrifice, and redemption... Several nights ago, I reluctantly watched Disney’s 2017 live version of Beauty...
image
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It is hard, as a modern, to know the right questions to ask, to know when all questions fall silent in the presence of absolute Truth, of Revelation... In his final book, 
eeldrop
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The majority not only have no language to express anything save generalized man; they are for the most part unaware of themselves as anything but generalized men... I Eeldrop and Appleplex rented two small rooms in...
imagination
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The imagination is a gift from God, given in His own image, to conceive of a Glorious Reality that does exist, that we cannot yet fully see... Why is a sentence from C.S. Lewis delightful...

Through the Tea Club he formed with his young classmates, J.R.R. Tolkien felt his first comradery among friends dedicated to something higher than themselves... Long before Tolkien began...
nostalgia oxford
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The experience of nostalgia is a feeling of beauty’s remoteness, but only because it is so far in the future. It is hope... I went for a long walk in Oxford the other night....
innisfree
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I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some...
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The music of Michael Kurek is rooted in the past, and his own guiding philosophy is rooted in a love for the transcendent, triune splendor of the good, the true, and the beautiful, a love which is itself a fruit of his Christian faith...
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Every artist copes with reality by means of his fantasy. Fantasy, better known as imagination, is his greatest treasure, his basic equipment for life. And since his work is his life, his fantasy is constantly in...
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Field of Dreams beautifully portrays in a contemporary idiom the Parable of the Prodigal Son, but even more so, the grand cosmic drama to which that Parable points: that of Paradise lost and Paradise regained... In view...