Teaching People to Open Their Eyes...After School and Politics Have Shut Them Tight


In this session we will learn about the "twin refusals" - first, the refusal to see and appreciate human truths, and second, the refusal to be open to the divine. And we will examine the challenges and opportunities of combating those refusals.


Anthony M. Esolen is a writer, social commentator, translator of classical poetry, and professor of English Renaissance and classical literature. He has taught at Furman University and Providence College, and joined the faculty of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts as a professor in 2017.

Esolen has translated into English Dante’s Divine ComedyLucretius‘ On the Nature of Things, and Torquato Tasso‘s Jerusalem Delivered. In addition to multiple books, he is the author of over five hundred articles in such publications as The Modern AgeThe Catholic World ReportChroniclesThe Claremont Review of BooksThe Public DiscourseFirst ThingsCrisis MagazineThe Catholic Thing, and Touchstone, for which he serves as a senior editor. He is a regular contributor to Magnificat, and has written frequently for a host of other online journal.

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