Without Christianity neither the nature of the present crisis of culture nor the meaning of history itself can be properly comprehended. If the Christian revelation is to come to our aid in this moment of peril, we must learn to account for its sweeping claims in ways that are faithful to Church teachings, intellectually cogent, morally rigorous, charitable, anthropologically sound, and undeterred by the moribund spirit of our age.
Episode 7: The Truth of Poetry & the Poetry of Truth – An Introduction
This presentation by Gil Bailie was recorded in 1995 shortly after the publication of Violence Unveiled. In this presentation he introduces a series of informal talks under the heading “The Truth of Poetry and the Poetry of Truth” examining the Virgilian epic The Aeneid and the Gospel of Luke.
The introduction provides an overview of the approach Mr. Bailie takes in these investigations of the poetic Muses and Gospel’s Paraclete.
Poems referenced in this presentation include:
W. H. Auden’s The Shield of Achilles
Howard Nemerov’s To Clio, Muse of History (no internet version is available) in the Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov
Episode 6: Resentment Part 2
The second and final part of a presentation Gil Bailie gave to the Foundation for Development and Cooperation in Brisbane, Australia in July, 2003.
Episode 5: Resentment Part 1
The first part of a presentation Gil Bailie gave to the Foundation for Development and Cooperation in Brisbane, Australia in July, 2003.
Episode 4: Emancipation from Radical Emancipation – The Apprehension of Personal Vocation through Liturgy and the Arts
Recorded November 12, 2011 at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture conference on Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism. This recorded session features presentations from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology president, Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP, and College of Fellows at DSPT members Ron Austin and Gil Bailie.
Episode 3: Nothing Remains Intact Without Effort
It is not safe to entrust a doctrinal treasure to the passivity of memory. Intelligence must play a part in its conservation, rediscovering it, so to speak, in the process.Fr. Henri de Lubac, S.J.
Recorded in August 2009 at Palo Alto, California. Extended remarks from a luncheon honoring San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer and René Girard.
Episode 2: 2000 years and no new god
A presentation by Gil Bailie recorded in 2003 at the College of the Holy Cross – “The Anatomy of Evil” conference .