Magdalen College: From the Summit

“Smelling Salts in the Thurible” (Anthony Esolen Episode 4)

December 16, 2019

In this conversation, Anthony Esolen takes up that unique Biblical language known as “NAB-ish” and considers what vandals have wrought upon our classic hymns.  He takes us through his teaching of “The Literature of Spiritual Crisis”—Cicero, Boethius, and Shakespeare—and renders his judgement on what he considers to be the greatest play ever written.  Dr. Esolen also gives us an unforgettable reading of his dramatic monologue, “Saint Peter,” from his poem "The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord" (XIV).



Links of potential interest:

The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord by Anthony Esolen

Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts

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