Heaven and Earth Are Full of Your Glory: Sophiological Reflections on the Immaculate Conception and Isaiah 6:3

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 24 May 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Today at Mass I was struck by the responsorial psalm. It was Psalm 148 and the response was “Heaven and Earth are full of Your Glory” (capitalizations are mostly mine). Today, for reasons as yet unknown to me, hearing [Read More…]

The “Matter” of Devotion: Further Reflections on the PMR Conference and Christianity as a Matter Affirming Religion

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 25 October 2016 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, As I mentioned in a previous letter, I recently attended the Patristic, Medieval, Renaissance Conference. The theme for this year’s conference was “A Matter of Devotion:  Matter and Spirit in Theory and Practice.” While not every paper I [Read More…]

Our Lady of Elfland, Our Lady of Faërie

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time The Feast of St. Barnabas The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Friends and Family, When the weather is nice, I like to take my boys for a walk in their stroller. There’s a lovely little road nearby on which I love to walk. On the righthand side as [Read More…]

Lewis's Cosmic Trilogy: Perelandra and the Cosmic Christ Event

David Russell Mosley St John Chrysostom’s Day 2014 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Friends and Family, In Lewis’s Perelandra, we get much less of the angelic. Perelandra, or Venus as we know it, is at the point of decision where Tellus before it had failed. Two rational creatures, in the shape––but not [Read More…]

The Poetry of Easter: Creation's Hope

David Russell Mosley Easter 2014 On the Edge of Elfland Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Advent and Christmas tend to put me in the mood for fairy-stories and fantasies. After all, it is a time of magic, of enchantment, for the God has entered Creation. Easter, however, puts me in mind for poetry. Right [Read More…]