Winter Feast

The Liberal Religion

Some time ago I argued in a magazine column that liberalism has developed in recent decades from a rigidly secular political philosophy into a this-worldly religion with its own more or less developed though unsystematic dogma based on faith and a reciprocal concept of heresy, its own unwritten creed and sacramental system, a loose rhetorical [...]

‘A Raging Mirth’

A student gave me G. K. Chesterton’s Poems, a handsome book (New York, John Lane). In it are love, war, religious and miscellaneous poems, ballads, and "Rhymes for the Times." Its most famous poem is probably "Lepanto." The most intriguing is "Antichrist, or The Reunion of Christendom, an Ode." The religious poems are often about [...]

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