Monday, January 26, 2015

Throwing Light on the Darkness

The latest course offering from Prager University is now available and it concerns one of the most misunderstood periods of history:

When you hear the term "Dark Ages," what comes to mind? How about: dreary, backward people, plagued by disease and ignorance, oppressed by the Church and the aristocracy. Author and professor Anthony Esolen would disagree. In this week's video course, he shows why the Dark Ages ought to be called the "Brilliant Ages" because they were actually a time of remarkable progress in science, medicine, art, and philosophy.

Mr. Esolen is one of the sharpest of minds when it comes to history and religion. I’ve read a couple of his books and enjoyed his works that have appeared in First Things. I can’t imagine a better teacher for the subject.