articles by Anthony Esolen

31.4 — July/August 2018

Right Before Our Eyes
Life & Love Are Real Despite Theatrical Illusions

31.4 — July/August 2018

Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

31.3 — May/June 2018

Festal Joy

31.3 — May/June 2018

Father Scanlan's Legacy

31.2 — March/April 2018

When Worship Goes Wrong

31.1 — January/February 2018

The First Blood

30.6 — Nov/Dec 2017

What Was Done Before

30.6 — Nov/Dec 2017

The Greatness Commission

Christ, Individualism & the Meaning of Cultural Diversity

30.5 — Sept/Oct 2017

How to Write a Hymn

30.4 — July/Aug 2017

All the Colors of the World

30.3 — May/June 2017

Reclaiming Childhood Through Poetry

Rebuilding Christian Culture Among the Ruins

30.3 — May/June 2017

Let's Learn the Craft

30.3 — May/June 2017

Campus Descent

Where Higher Ed Meets the Lower Regions

30.2 — March/April 2017

The Light of the Cross

29.6 — Nov/Dec 2016

The Advent of the Everlasting Day

29.6 — Nov/Dec 2016

The Still Small God

The Mustard Seed & the Wonders of His Kingdom

29.5 — Sept/Oct 2016

Hymns of the Ages

29.4 — July/August 2016

Worship for the Weary

29.3 — May/June 2016

The Master's Voice

Our Choice Is Obedience or Jesus as Anti-Christ

29.3 — May/June 2016

Loosened Tongues Employed

29.2 — March/April 2016

Loving Sacrifice

29.1 — Jan/Feb 2016

What Star Is This?

28.6 — Nov/Dec 2015

By Their Parades Ye Shall Know Them

The Gods & Worship of Athens, Rome & Toronto

28.6 — Nov/Dec 2015

O Great Humility

28.5 — Sept/Oct 2015

To Hear the Bridegroom's Voice

28.4 — July/Aug 2015

Our Dear Land

28.3 — May/June 2015

Muddled Hymns

28.3 — May/June 2015

No Country for Young Children
What Kind of Society Can Countenance Such Evil?

28.2 — March/April 2015

A Fast for the Feast

28.2 — March/April 2015

Suffer the Children

How Can the Young Flourish Without Peace?

28.1 — January/February 2015

Mission Nary Impossible

The Unevangelized May Be Better & Worse than Savages

28.1 — January/February 2015

Schooled for Sacrifice

27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

Love Came Down

27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

Tales of Forbidden Stereotypes

Real-Life Men & Women & the Tragic Loss of Human Comedy

27.5 — Sept/Oct 2014

What Did He Do?

27.4 — July/August 2014

Bread & Ruminations

27.3 — May/June 2014

Stand Firm

Or End Up on the Wrong Side of Eschatology

27.3 — May/June 2014

Gone & Forgotten

on a Lost World & Our Alien Nation

27.3 — May/June 2014

A Circle of Grace

27.2 — March/April 2014

Poetry Above Compulsion

Higher Education Should Advance the Glorious Liberty of the Sons of God

27.2 — March/April 2014

An Easter Trinity

27.1 — Jan/Feb 2014

And He Shall Purify

26.6 — Nov/Dec 2013

A Divine Gift of the Muses

The Great Epics Are Theological & Mark the Hard Path to Beatitude

26.6 — Nov/Dec 2013

At Dusk in the Jungle

A Deadly Culture Needs More than Legal Remedies

26.6 — Nov/Dec 2013

Like a Thief in the Night

26.5 — Sept/Oct 2013

The Lord of The Harvest

26.4 — July/August 2013

Pauline Scholar, Meet Homeric Scholar

How Textual Analysis Misses Authorial Genius & Literary Inspiration

26.4 — July/August 2013

Patriot Dust

26.3 — May/June 2013

Our Quiet Lord

26.3 — May/June 2013

Blessed Assistance
on the Un-humanitarian Charity of Martin de Porres

26.2 — Mar/Apr 2013

Faith Against Faith

Whittaker Chambers, Potemkin Villages & the Ongoing War

26.2 — Mar/Apr 2013

At the Cross of Jesus

26.1 — Jan/Feb 2013

A Musical Work of Mercy

26.1 — Jan/Feb 2013

Same Country, Different Worlds

The Events of Christ's Life Remind Us That We Have a New Race to Run

26.1 — Jan/Feb 2013

Scarborough Needs Men

Manly Chastity, Hedonism & the Law of Non-contradiction

25.6 — Nov/Dec 2012

Creator of the Stars of Night

25.6 — Nov/Dec 2012

Spenser's Feast

on the Theological Depth of a Neglected Wedding Hymn

25.5 — Sept/Oct 2012

Ascending & Descending Glory

25.4 — July/August 2012

A Song for a Nation

25.4 — July/August 2012

All the Lonely People

The Corrosive & Far-Reaching Fallout of the Sexual Revolution

25.3 — May/June 2012

In the Key of Christ

25.3 — May/June 2012

Student Assembly
Today’s Mass Education Pushes Children Away from Virtue into Mere Hygiene

25.2 — March/April 2012

Fast & See That the Lord Is Good

25.2 — March/April 2012

God’s Place & Ours

On Mutability & the Lost Virtue of Steadfastness

25.1 — Jan/Feb 2012

Songs of Thankfulness & Praise

25.1 — Jan/Feb 2012

What Is Man?
on What Raskolnikov Knew & Translators Have Lost

24.6 — Nov/Dec 2011

In the Bleak Midwinter

24.6 — Nov/Dec 2011

Prodigal Cant

The Lord's Truth & the Casualty of Politics

24.5 — Sept/Oct 2011

Pupils Delighted

on Wondering or Wandering Through College Education

24.2 — March/April 2011

My Pain & Gain

on the Blessings of a Bum Leg

24.1 — January/February 2011

Secular Grendel

Ruminations on the Monstrous Envy of the Soul-Devouring State

23.6 — November/December 2010

Caesar’s Limit
A State Under God Cannot Be Idolized

23.6 — November/December 2010

All Things New
Pagan Despair Ends with the Hope & Charity of God in Christ

23.5 — September/October 2010

Sanity & Matrimony
Ten Arguments in Defense of Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

23.4 — July/August 2010

Hagiophobia
Hatred of Sanctity Runs Deep

23.4 — July/August 2010

Commencement Day
on Letting Our Children Go Home (A Graduation Address)

23.4 — July/August 2010

Sanity & Matrimony
Ten Arguments in Defense of Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

23.3 — May/June 2010

Humor on the Move

In the Christian World, Comedy Is King

22.7 — September/October 2009

Married with Reservations

Our Private Misgivings Have Public Consequences

22.7 — September/October 2009

Except the Lord Build
on Education & Houses of the Lord (A Graduation Address)

22.6 — July/August 2009

Notre Madame et le President

There Was No Moral Common Ground

22.5 — June 2009

The Unquiet Men
on Those Who Are Leaving the Reservation

22.3 — April 2009

Past Present

The Grateful Living Will Rise Up

22.3 — April 2009

Nowhere Man

Without Remembrance There Is No Eternal Life

21.10 — December 2008

Potterville Nation

on the Wonderful Life Most Think Impoverished

21.9 — November 2008

The Beat Escape

21.6 — July/August 2008

Trust Busters

When Authorities Smash Windows

21.5 — June 2008

The Final Past Time
on What Baseball Could Have Taught the Greeks About Death

21.4 — May 2008

Without the Cornerstone

When Secular Builders Labor in Vain

20.10 — December 2007

Child Everlasting

On the Omnipotent Humility That Saves an Old & Infantile World

20.10 — December 2007

Finders Weepers
on the Books We Discover but Fear to Read

20.9 — November 2007

Pilgrims Planted

The Patriot Loves His Land Because It Is a Shadow

20.9 — November 2007

The Mass Upended
and David Mills on Restoring Primitive Jocularity to the Liturgy

20.8 — October 2007

A Time to Move On
on Sending Our Children into Eternity (A Graduation Address)

20.6 — July/August 2007

Esther’s Guarded Condition

Dying When Common Sense & Common Decency Have Departed

20.5 — June 2007

Our Sorry Freedom

How the Culture of Tolerance Destroys by Forgiving

20.5 — June 2007

Heaven Knows

Christian Irony & the secrets of Kings & Gods

20.2 — March 2007

Filthy Rich

20.1 — January/February 2007

Davey’s Song
on the Divine Music of an Autistic Son

19.9 — November 2006

Thank God We’re Not Equal

19.8 — October 2006

Hearts Uplifted
Or, How to Sing Your Way Out of Hell

19.6 — July/August 2006

Dozens of Cousins
on Learning from Those Who Have to Like You, Even When They Don’t

19.5 — June 2006

Over Our Dead Bodies

Men Who Are Willing to Lay Down Their Lives Are Truly Indispensable

19.4 — May 2006

Caedmon’s Edge
on the Fair Advantage of a Medieval Bible Translator

19.3 — April 2006

Body & Soul Uplifted
Dante’s Magnificent Vision of the Resurrection of the Flesh

19.2 — March 2006

No More Hims of Praise
on the Contemptible Mutilation of Hymns

18.10 — December 2005

A Mighty Child
on an Apostle’s Encounter with the Son’s Children

18.9 — November 2005

Sins & Sensibility

18.9 — November 2005

An Ironic Folly
On the Divine Wisdom of Tilting at Windmills

18.8 — October 2005

XXX-Communicated

on Why Pornography Is Not the Sin We Say It Is

18.7 — September 2005

A Requiem for Friendship

Why Boys Will Not Be Boys & Other Consequences of the Sexual Revolution

18.6 — July/August 2005

Chest Errors

18.4 — May 2005

Where Went the Neighborhood?

On the Neighbors We Have Lost But Desperately Need

18.3 — April 2005

A Manna for All Seasons

The Sabbath Challenge to the Petty Gods of Profit

18.2 — March 2005

Dog-Eared Pursuits
on the Importance of Not Reading

17.8 — October 2004

The Lovely Dragon of Choice
The Freedom Not to Be Free

17.6 — July/August 2004

Pi in the Sky
A Sidebar in Jonathan Witt's "The Gods Must Be Tidy"

17.5 — June 2004

Servants of the Day

17.4 — May 2004

A Geography of Kind
The Preservation of Landscapes & the Beauty of the Sexes

16.8 — October 2003

What Sports Illustrate
on the Obvious Truth About Young Men & Religion

17.2 — March 2004

Shooting the Rapids
on Manhood in the Making


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