Rise of The Hospital

Thanks to  The Law and Religion Forum for the heads-up on the next must add to my to-be-read list. From the book's amazon page: In The Medieval Economy of Salvation, Adam J. Davis shows how the burgeoning commercial economy of western Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, alongside an emerging culture of Christian charity, led to the … Continue reading Rise of The Hospital

THE CIGAR FACTORY – A Book Recommendation

I love Charleston, S.C. It is a beautiful city with some of the best food in the country and I say that as someone who enjoyed the picturesque and tasty treats of New Orleans for fifteen years. Regrettably, even though I live only an hour from Charleston, I don't get to visit the Holy City … Continue reading THE CIGAR FACTORY – A Book Recommendation

The Converts – A Book Recommendation

This 1967 novel opens a wide, picturesque window onto life in the Roman Empire in the 5th Century. Curiously, if not eerily, the view is a mirror to our own time. The window the novel provides for us to peer through are the sharply intelligent eyes of Alypius, the young, sensitive friend of Saint Augustine … Continue reading The Converts – A Book Recommendation

The High Crusade – A Book Recomendation

The High Crusade is a delightful book, one of my all-time favorites. I've often thought of officially reviewing it myself but I've never gotten around to it. The closest I've come is recommend it among others in my  Galactic Christendom: A Short History  post a couple of months back. No worries. I recently came across a … Continue reading The High Crusade – A Book Recomendation

Galactic Christendom: A Short History

There is a prejudice in modern SF so nearly ubiquitous that it can be considered a trope. I’m talking about the assumption that the more technologically advanced a civilization becomes, the less religious it will be. While this prejudice is normally implicit in a lot of science fiction, the assumption was stated explicitly not too … Continue reading Galactic Christendom: A Short History

A Traitor to Dreams-A Book Recommendation

Elpida Kallistos has a secret. You see, on the outside she is the confident, ultra-competent corporate embodiment of Grrrl power. On the inside however, a gnawing self-doubt is eating her alive. Despite her best efforts to lose herself in her career, the ticking of her biological clock is a constant reminder that she is deep … Continue reading A Traitor to Dreams-A Book Recommendation

In Search of Galactic Christendom

Deus Vult in Spaaaaace! I'm considering writing a post or three about the positive portrayal of Christianity in Science Fiction. Needless to say, not too many examples spring to mind. You, dear reader, are undoubtedly much better read than I and so I implore your help. Below is the short list of the books that … Continue reading In Search of Galactic Christendom