Why did God make men, and what distinctive masculine traits has our culture denied, to its ruin? Shane welcomes Dr. Anthony Esolen to discuss his provocative and timely book, No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men.
Ep. 49 | Why Masculine Strength Matters with Dr. Anthony Esolen
Life On Target Podcast
Dr. Anthony Esolen is the author of twenty-eight books and over 1,000 articles in both scholarly and general interest journals. A senior editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, Dr. Esolen is known for his elegant essays on the faith and for his clear social commentaries. Some of his recent books include Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture and No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men. In this episode, Nathan and Dr. Esolen discuss the feminization of the military, the degradation of childhood in America, and why today is a crucial moment for the church at large to stand unified in Christ. Relevant Links Word & Song by Anthony Esolen | Substack “What Will You Do When the Persecution Comes?,” Anthony Esolen | Crisis Magazine “My Pain & Gain,” Anthony Esolen | Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men, Anthony Esolen Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture, Anthony Esolen Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, Anthony Esolen In the Beginning Was the Word: An Annotated Reading of the Prologue of John, Anthony Esolen Anthony Esolen articles at Crisis Magazine Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity “The Rise of Wokeness in the Military,” Thomas Spoehr | Imprimis “The Village Blacksmith,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It's Good to Be a Man: A Handbook for Godly Masculinity, Michael Foster and Dominic Bnonn Tennant The Art of War, Sun Tzu The Literary Life Podcast Network Soldiers of Christ, arise | Hymnary Rise up, O men of God! | Hymnary Christian! Dost Thou See Them | Hymnary Onward, Christian Soldiers | Hymnary Father Capodanno Biography - Archdiocese for the Military, USA The Century Magazine Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer Augustus Saint-Gaudens Leaning on the Everlasting Arms - Van Johnson (The Human Comedy) Battleground (1949) Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts Sandhills Presbyterian Church | Southern Pines, NC Recommended Episodes How Family-Centered Are You with Rory Groves | Life on Target Podcast Recovering the Value of a Productive Household with John Moody | Life on Target Podcast Building Strong Homes, Intentional Parenting, and the Virtues of Manual Labor with C.R. Wiley | Life on Target Podcast Aesthetics: Enriching Your Life Through Beauty | Life on Target Podcast Women: Creators of Infinite Compounding Value | Life on Target Podcast Follow Nathan Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Gab Website
Do We Need Catholic Poetry? (Dr. Anthony Esolen) 8/25/22
The Catholic Current
We welcome back Dr. Anthony Esolen of Magdalen College for a special podcast-extended episode. Dr. Esolen and Father McTeigue discuss culture, worship, and recite selections of poetry, including works from Dr. Esolen's book The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord, and from his online magazine Word & Song. Word & Song Magazine: Reclaiming the Good, the Beautiful, and the True The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord I Am a Restorationist The Agony - George Herbert Poems Every Catholic Should Know - Joseph Pearce Looking for Jesus at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Why Society Depends on Strong Men (w/ Anthony Esolen)
The Catholic Gentleman
Today Sam and John are joined by an incredible Catholic man, professor, and author, Dr. Anthony Esolen. In his new book, "No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men", he gets straight to the point from history, societal development, biology, and observation. He goes to the core of masculinity to return to men the joy of their manliness. We live in distorted times and this conversation is just scratching the surface of the truth that all men must understand.🔴 Books for EverymanThe Hundredfold - https://www.amazon.com/Hundredfold-Songs-Lord-Anthony-Esolen/dp/1621642925/ref=sr_1_1No Apologies - https://www.amazon.com/No-Apologies-Civilization-Depends-Strength-ebook/dp/B09MDL9CTF/ref=sr_1_1🔴 Dr. Anthony Esolen's Online MagazineWord and Song - https://anthonyesolen.substack.com/aboutEpisode - https://anthonyesolen.substack.com/p/soliloquy-of-the-spanish-cloister#details🔴 SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMANBecome a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
137 - The Poetics of John the Evangelist - Anthony Esolen
The Catholic Culture Podcast
Poet, translator and cultural critic Anthony Esolen joins the podcast to discuss his book, In the Beginning Was the Word: An Annotated Reading of the Prologue of John. 'In this extended meditation, Anthony Esolen looks, phrase by phrase, at the majestic Prologue to the Gospel of John, which with good reason he calls "the most influential paragraph in the history of man." He unfolds its theological richness by showing how the Apostle John has in mind, not only what he saw Jesus do and heard him say, but also the whole witness of Scripture before the time of Jesus, and the way the young Church proclaimed him. A unique feature of this remarkable work is how Esolen "hears" (and we with him) the Hebrew/Aramaic underlying John’s Greek (which was not his mother tongue), echoing those languages in such a way that, all at once, what we thought could never be more profoundly expressed bursts forth in a renewed poetic splendor that brings into ever keener relief the whole panorama of the theology of the God-Man. Esolen's decades-long immersion in Christian poetry and Scripture uniquely positions him as a guide to the astonishing and life-changing "poem" of the Prologue. He says it best: "My hope is not only to illuminate what John wishes us to hear, but to show that, when it comes to this poetry, John is not the originator; he is, rather, the beloved disciple who caught the habit from the Lord Himself."' (Publisher’s description) Links Anthony Esolen, In the Beginning Was the Word https://www.angelicopress.org/in-the-beginning-was-the-word-anthony-esolen Esolen’s new newsletter, Word & Song https://anthonyesolen.substack.com This podcast is a production of CatholicCulture.org. If you like the show, please consider supporting us! http://catholicculture.org/donate/audio
Do Men Need to Apologize for Masculinity? (Dr. Anthony Esolen)
The Catholic Current
We welcome back Dr. Anthony Esolen of Magdalen College to discuss masculinity, worship, and the true complementarity of the sexes. Check out his latest book, No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men. No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church Why the World and the Devil Hate Men, and What the Church Can Do About It What’s a Manly Man and How Can We Get More of Them?
In this episode Dr. Anthony Esolen discusses his book Sex and the Unreal City. When it comes to the way modern western culture approaches sex, what are the main idols that shape the moral conversation? Why is consent not enough? In what ways is it unjust to presume that men and women are equal in their physical embodiment? What should the Church do to help young people in the midst of this confusion? These are just some of the questions that Dr. Esolen addresses. Listen to find out why the Sexual Revolution has led to so much loneliness, and how we can begin to recover the building blocks of real cities and communities.
In the Beginning was the Word: Anthony Esolen and his new Book on the Prologue of John
Magdalen College: From the Summit
Dr. Anthony Esolen calls it "the most influential paragraph in the history of man". This explains, in part, why he wrote his most recent book on the Prologue of St. John’s Gospel. In this episode, Dr. Messmore interviews Dr. Esolen about In the Beginning was the Word. Click "play" to find out why Esolen believes that this section of Scripture is and should be read at the end of Mass, what role Hebrew poetry played in its creation, how John weaves together different motifs like a braid, and much more. Most of all, learn why Dr. Esolen encourages Christians to recover the lost territory of poetry and song. To purchase a copy of this remarkable book, click here.