I’ve just scheduled this week’s new postings to the Inner Sanctum, that part of my personal website (jpearce.co
) reserved for those inner circle of friends who support my work by becoming donor-subscribers. Here’s what’s new, or soon will be, in the Inner Sanctum:
The latest of the weekly audio lectures on the work of Tolkien and Lewis.
The latest entry in The Ladydale Diary, giving my daily musings on life at home with my family, including what’s happening with the critters, wild and domesticated, in our yard and the woods surrounding our home, what we’re reading as a family, what I’m watching, and where I’ve been travelling.
Unfalling Towers: My musings on Eliot’s The Waste Land, on Rome as the Eternal City and on the England that doesn’t die.
Tolkien’s Last Laugh: A look at the way that Tolkien is neglected, ignored and abused by England’s self-styled literati and how he has the last laugh at the expense of their silly superciliousness.
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The Catholic Herald has just published an article of mine on the influence of the saints on Shakespeare’s Muse:
There is a world of difference between arguing, which is good, and quarreling, which isn’t. Here I beg to differ with my good friend Christopher Blum in our podcast discussion on Hamlet:
Here is Tim Keller’s excellent summary of Tolkien’s philosophy of myth:
These musings on the ignoble art of Shakespeare abuse date from November 2010.
I’ve scheduled five more posts that will be uploaded to the Inner Sanctum
Tolkien & Lewis Lecture #29
The twenty-ninth lecture in a 45-part series of audio lectures on the works of Tolkien and Lewis.
Favourite Books of 2010
Having stumbled upon an essay listing and describing the favourite new books that I read in 2010, I thought I’d share it with my inner-circle of friends.
Hamlet and the Reductionism of Relativism
I wrote this satirical essay as a way of exposing the absurdity of the modern academy, especially with respect to its abuse of Shakespeare.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
In this essay I look at a couple of famous atheists who saw the light, recanting their atheism, suggesting that Richard Dawkins should take note.
The latest in my weekly diary charting daily life with the Pearce family. This week’s diary focuses on critters of various kinds, especially several close encounters of a serpentine kind.
Apart from these five new posts, which will be uploaded over the next week or so, there is now more than six months of content in the Inner Sanctum, all of which is available exclusively to those who become donor-subscribers and supporters of my work by joining my inner circle of friends. I do hope you will consider joining us.
Here is my tribute to the soon-to-be-canonized John Henry Newman:
Here is my response to a scientist, whom I respect greatly, disagreeing with his attempt to define the meaning of culture:
Here’s a brief meditation on the Resurrection inspired by beautiful liturgy: