The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J.R.R. Tolkien

Old Norse and Germanic tales were a huge influence on J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. He was a university professor specializing in philology, studying ancient languages and texts. Among the works he studied were the old Norse and Icelandic poems (called Edda) along with the later prose work Volsunga Saga. He re-wrote [Read More…]

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Book Review: Richard III by David Baldwin

Richard III by David Baldwin King Richard III (1452-1485) is one of the most controversial kings of England. He was the last of the Plantagenet line and was replaced by Henry Tudor, who became King Henry VII. Richard came to the throne through a mixture of circumstances and deliberate acts. His decision to take the [Read More…]

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Book Review: The Journey of the Mind to God

The Journey of the Mind to God by Bonaventure Saint Bonaventure was a medieval Franciscan theologian. He wrote this brief but dense work inspired by Francis of Assisi, who often focused on seeking peace as a way to God. Bonaventure meditated on this peace and found a way to the mystical contemplation of God. He [Read More…]

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