Culture, History, Medieval, Quote of the Day

Chivalry as “Art” Rather Than “Nature”

The medieval ideal brought together two things which have no natural tendency to gravitate towards one another.  It brought them together for that very reason.  It taught humility and forbearance to the great warrior because everyone knew by experience how much he usually needed that lesson.  It demanded valour of the urbane and modest man… Continue reading Chivalry as “Art” Rather Than “Nature”

Family, Religion

Family First: Leviticus 20:10

“And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.” Leviticus 20:10 Yikes. At the risk of being accused of non-originalism, I’d prefer to see that the ultimate penalty isn’t enforced here. But I cannot help thinking that, overall, the… Continue reading Family First: Leviticus 20:10