Tag Archives: Brad Birzer

Beyond Tenebrae

Beyond Tenebrae: Christian Humanism in the Twilight of the West¬© 2019 Brad Birzer258 pages Most people, including myself until a few years ago, would describe humanism as a worldview championing the possibility of, and the need for, humans living moral, … Continue reading

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Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth

Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth:  Understanding Middle-Earth ¬© 2002 Brad Birzer 255 pages How better to kick off Read of England than by visiting the world of Tolkien, who has enraptured readers for decade after decade now?  Tolkien is not merely an … Continue reading

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Podcast of the Week: Science Fiction, Liberty, and Dystopia

“One of the great things of it, Tom, and this is where Orwell was such a genius —  in looking how language was being used as a form of manipulation. Orwell is always interested in propaganda and makes the point … Continue reading

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