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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.

Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground The Cornerstone Forum

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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.

    Homer’s Iliad Part 6

    Homer’s Iliad Part 6

    Reflections on Homer's Iliad - The heroic dilemma - James Joyce called the whole structure of heroism a damned lie. Mr. Bailie in this series of presentations from 1988 explores the archetypal aspects of Homer's heroes  and begins to assess the implications of René Girard's mimetic hypothesis of culture founding violence.

    • 54 min
    Abide With Us

    Abide With Us

    An excerpt from the audiobook version of Gil Bailie's 2016 Angelico Press book, God's Gamble - the gravitational power of crucified love. (The audiobook will be available on Audible in late 2022)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Billy Budd Part 4

    Billy Budd Part 4

    Gil Bailie examines Herman Melville’s last novel as a case study of how the Christian Gospel is gradually undermining the legitimacy of the scapegoating mechanisms upon which cultures depend. The race between the message of the Gospel and the effects of the Gospel has begun. Will it lead to repentance or apocalypse? 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Billy Budd Part 3

    Billy Budd Part 3

    Gil Bailie examines Herman Melville’s last novel as a case study of how the Christian Gospel is gradually undermining the legitimacy of the scapegoating mechanisms upon which cultures depend. The race between the message of the Gospel and the effects of the Gospel has begun. Will it lead to repentance or apocalypse? 

    • 57 min
    Billy Budd Part 2

    Billy Budd Part 2

    Gil Bailie examines Herman Melville’s last novel as a case study of how the Christian Gospel is gradually undermining the legitimacy of the scapegoating mechanisms upon which cultures depend. The race between the message of the Gospel and the effects of the Gospel has begun. Will it lead to repentance or apocalypse? 

    • 56 min
    Billy Budd Part 1

    Billy Budd Part 1

    Gil Bailie examines Herman Melville’s last novel as a case study of how the Christian Gospel is gradually undermining the legitimacy of the scapegoating mechanisms upon which cultures depend. The race between the message of the Gospel and the effects of the Gospel has begun. Will it lead to repentance or apocalypse? 

    • 58 min

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