Tag: Joseph Pearce

The Voice of a Prophet: Solzhenitsyn on the Ukraine Crisis – The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce Though Solzhenitsyn feared the consequences of an independent Ukraine, he respected the right of the Ukrainian people to secede, a right which they duly exercised as the former Soviet Union unraveled. Reiterating his subsidiarist principles he insisted once again that “only… Continue Reading “The Voice of a Prophet: Solzhenitsyn on the Ukraine Crisis – The Imaginative Conservative”

Is God Beyond Reason? ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce The peace of God to be found in Paradise passes all our human understanding in this vale and veil of tears and in this cloud of unknowing that we call mortal life, but it doesn’t pass the perfected beatified human understanding… Continue Reading “Is God Beyond Reason? ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Holy Ghosts & the Spirit of Christmas: “A Christmas Carol” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce “A Christmas Carol” is, as might be expected of a meditation on the spirit of Christmas, a literary work that operates most profoundly on the level of theology… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/12/holy-ghosts-spirit-dickens-christmas-carol-joseph-pearce.html

“Romeo & Juliet”: A Tragedy, Not a Romance ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce Seeing something noble in Romeo and Juliet’s self-obsessive and self-destructive passion is to see it with eyes that are blind to the moral that Shakespeare teaches… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/07/romeo-juliet-tragedy-not-romance-joseph-pearce.html

Meeting Gollum ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce How could one possibly identify with the utterly pathetic and self-centred Gollum? The only answer, I came to understand with a sickening sense of resignation, is that those who identify with Gollum are those whose own identity has been gollumized by… Continue Reading “Meeting Gollum ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Celebrating Silence ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce If we have the humility of the saint and the eyes of the Romantic poet, we will be grateful for the gift of beauty, being rendered speechless in its presence that we might hearken to the silence and its visual music.… Continue Reading “Celebrating Silence ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Timelessness and “Times Square” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce “Times Square and Other Stories” by William Baer, a man and writer who is truly alive in the presence of the past, is storytelling at its best, both compelling and contemplative. Those who take up this volume will be changed for… Continue Reading “Timelessness and “Times Square” ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

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