Kiara and Luke discuss Mary Beard’s SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, exploring the crisis of identity in both the ancient Roman and modern worlds.
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Victoria and Luke continue to look at Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, discussing the grace woven through the book, and the power of Julia’s choice.
Luke & Victoria explore Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, discussing the book’s strange hope amidst a series of disasters and its demonstration of “gritty grace”.
Luke & Kiara discuss St Thérèse of Lisieux’s Story of a Soul, the beauty of the Communion of Saints, and the heresy of Jansenism.
Kiara & Luke explore Shusaku Endo’s Silence: the Jesuit spirituality of the novel, and how it can shine a light on our own need for redemption.
Luke & Kiara discuss Elizabeth Anscombe’s Mr. Truman’s Degree, political realism in World War II and the analogy of pacifism and celibacy.
Kiara, Victoria & Luke discuss Terry Pratchett’s Equal Rites, as well as gender roles and sexual difference in fantasy literature and Western history.