The Inklings: Remembering and Preserving — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

In a Platonic sense, the Inklings might very well have brought about an “anamnesis,” a remembering of what had been lost, but they might also very well have been simply preservers of timeless wisdom for many ages to come, so far into the future that they seem unimaginable. 2,923 more words

The Inklings: Remembering and Preserving — The Imaginative Conservative

The Rise of Common-Good Conservatism — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

The concerns of common-good conservatives about the harms caused by globalism and corporate wokeness are real. And to the extent that their calls for reform in the conservative outlook reflect those real concerns, then such calls are to be taken seriously. 2,245 more words

The Rise of Common-Good Conservatism — The Imaginative Conservative

Truthfulness Is Not Optional — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

In a time when crime and inflation are rising together, when independent nations are threatened by massive powers eager to consume them, and when dispassionate public discourse seems impossible, it’s bracing to remember the fairness and generosity that make justice and good judgment possible. 1,143 more words

Truthfulness Is Not Optional — The Imaginative Conservative

Literature Goes to the Movies — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

When works of literature go to the movies, it’s usually an unpleasant sight. There are noble exceptions, however, which are worthy of praise. The film adaptions of two literary classics come to mind. 962 more words

Literature Goes to the Movies — The Imaginative Conservative

Who Were the Inklings? — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Would it be possible, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis wondered in the 1930s, to write fiction that might combine: a love of history; a desire to debate the defenders of the modern world and point out the many foibles of modern living; and a way to promote one’s philosophical and religious beliefs without being overly…

Who Were the Inklings? — The Imaginative Conservative

Unity in Beauty — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

After all the talk about the Crisis in Christianity is over, this is the root of the crisis: that the worship of the Almighty—the one who is the source of Beauty, Truth and Goodness—has been reduced to banality, subjective opinions, and a compromised morality. 948 more words

Unity in Beauty — The Imaginative Conservative

Eva Brann’s Dialogue — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Eva Brann’s contributions to the larger academic community are twofold: She gives her students, colleagues, and readers a sweeping variety of writings and offers herself as a model of one who never shies from thinking, discussing, and seeking knowledge; and she is a tireless defender of the educational practices at St. 3,432 more words

Eva Brann’s Dialogue — The Imaginative Conservative

Jordan Peterson on the Sin of Resentment — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Rather than covet what we do not have, let us be grateful for the gifts and the traditions that have been passed down to us. Though he does not say so specifically, what Jordan Peterson ultimately calls upon modern, autonomous, post-Enlightenment individuals to do is to heed the commandment to honor one’s father and mother.…

Jordan Peterson on the Sin of Resentment — The Imaginative Conservative

A Willmoore Kendall Moment — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

With America in great need of political and intellectual warriors to fight for our “Constitutional morality,” what better man to learn from as one prepares for battle than Willmoore Kendall. 2,892 more words

A Willmoore Kendall Moment — The Imaginative Conservative

Lost in Translation? — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Good translations are crucial since they make accessible what would otherwise require years of study. The problem, of course, lies in what is lost in the process turning one language into another. 878 more words

Lost in Translation? — The Imaginative Conservative

True England: Two Thousand Years in One Thousand Words — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Relishing a challenge, the following is a snapshot in a thousand words of the full panorama of two thousand years of English history. I am currently writing a series for… 1,221 more words

True England: Two Thousand Years in One Thousand Words — The Imaginative Conservative