Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground

Audio presentations by Gil Bailie recorded in the late 1980s through the 2020s.

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Episodes

Monday Nov 14, 2022

Reflections on Homer's Iliad - The heroic dilemma - James Joyce called the whole structure of heroism a damned lie. Mr. Bailie in this series of presentations from 1988 explores the archetypal aspects of Homer's heroes  and begins to assess the implications of René Girard's mimetic hypothesis of culture founding violence.

Friday Oct 14, 2022

An excerpt from the audiobook version of Gil Bailie's 2016 Angelico Press book, God's Gamble - the gravitational power of crucified love. (The audiobook will be available on Audible in late 2022)

Monday Mar 21, 2022

Gil Bailie examines Herman Melville’s last novel as a case study of how the Christian Gospel is gradually undermining the legitimacy of the scapegoating mechanisms upon which cultures depend. The race between the message of the Gospel and the effects of the Gospel has begun. Will it lead to repentance or apocalypse? 

Sunday Mar 20, 2022

Gil Bailie examines Herman Melville’s last novel as a case study of how the Christian Gospel is gradually undermining the legitimacy of the scapegoating mechanisms upon which cultures depend. The race between the message of the Gospel and the effects of the Gospel has begun. Will it lead to repentance or apocalypse? 

Saturday Mar 19, 2022

Gil Bailie examines Herman Melville’s last novel as a case study of how the Christian Gospel is gradually undermining the legitimacy of the scapegoating mechanisms upon which cultures depend. The race between the message of the Gospel and the effects of the Gospel has begun. Will it lead to repentance or apocalypse? 

Friday Mar 18, 2022

Gil Bailie examines Herman Melville’s last novel as a case study of how the Christian Gospel is gradually undermining the legitimacy of the scapegoating mechanisms upon which cultures depend. The race between the message of the Gospel and the effects of the Gospel has begun. Will it lead to repentance or apocalypse? 

Thursday Mar 17, 2022

Is there a main theme, a discernable underlying story, perhaps a real story that informs the myriad biblical narratives? Gil Bailie believes there is and leads the listener on a voyage of discovery into the biblical texts. This eight part series explores the biblical themes of creation, fall, and sacrifice as depicted in various stories related in the biblical texts using the interpretive tools made available in René Girard's mimetic theory.

Wednesday Mar 16, 2022

Is there a main theme, a discernable underlying story, perhaps a real story that informs the myriad biblical narratives? Gil Bailie believes there is and leads the listener on a voyage of discovery into the biblical texts. This eight part series explores the biblical themes of creation, fall, and sacrifice as depicted in various stories related in the biblical texts using the interpretive tools made available in René Girard's mimetic theory.

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022

Is there a main theme, a discernable underlying story, perhaps a real story that informs the myriad biblical narratives? Gil Bailie believes there is and leads the listener on a voyage of discovery into the biblical texts. This eight part series explores the biblical themes of creation, fall, and sacrifice as depicted in various stories related in the biblical texts using the interpretive tools made available in René Girard's mimetic theory.

Monday Mar 14, 2022

Is there a main theme, a discernable underlying story, perhaps a real story that informs the myriad biblical narratives? Gil Bailie believes there is and leads the listener on a voyage of discovery into the biblical texts. This eight part series explores the biblical themes of creation, fall, and sacrifice as depicted in various stories related in the biblical texts using the interpretive tools made available in René Girard's mimetic theory.

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Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground

Without Christianity neither the nature of the present crisis of culture nor the meaning of history itself can be properly comprehended. If the Christian revelation is to come to our aid in this moment of peril, we must learn to account for its sweeping claims in ways that are faithful to Church teachings, intellectually cogent, morally rigorous, charitable, anthropologically sound, and undeterred by the moribund spirit of our age.

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