Dr Robert Tilley,
Catholic Institute of Sydney
30 May 2022
I want to make it clear that though I work at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, the opinions expressed herein are mine and not, as far as I know, shared by the Institute or for that matter anyone else who works at the Institute. The opinions and arguments are mine and mine alone.
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien is a story all about “fair love”. It is a story about the beauty, goodness, and grandeur of sacrificial love.
In this presentation I will examine the three main female characters in LOTR in light of what St John Paull II called the feminine genius.Continue reading “The Feminine Genius in The Lord of the Rings”
Many of the greatest horrors of the history of humanity owe their occurrence solely to the establishment and social enforcement of a false reality. With gratitude to the Catholic philosopher Josef Pieper and his important 1970 essay “Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power” for the term and idea, we can refer to these alternative realities as ideological pseudo-realities.Continue reading “Psychopathy and the Origins of Totalitarianism”