From the November/December, 2010 issue of Touchstone
All Things New by Anthony Esolen

Feature

All Things New

Pagan Despair Ends with the Hope & Charity of God in Christ

I was standing before a hundred or so people, parents and students, giving a special Family Day lecture, to show what sorts of things we talk about in our Development of Western Civilization program and, more than that, to show just a bit of what can happen in a school whose classrooms are all marked with a crucifix.

“Where is hope to be found?” I asked, remarking that at the end of Rome’s civil war, with the accession of Augustus Caesar, the poet Virgil had attempted to resuscitate in epic poetry the old Roman virtue of pietas. That vir . . .


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