Saturday, July 28, 2007

Non nobis

When you visit The Roving Medievalist, you can't help but catch a glimpse of the grandeur of the medieval age. I hope you make it one of your daily stops. Anyway, as a salute to Jeffrey, I'm going to dust off Branagh's Henry V to watch tonight. Here's a great section where you can see Shakespeare's Catholic dimension. Non Nobis....yeah, yeah, it's blood, gore, guts, and glory.



Speaking of Shakespeare, I'm reposting this link to an excellent article: How Catholic was Shakespeare?
The question of Shakespeare’s religious sensibilities is not simply a matter of academic thumb-wrestling. Much more is at stake for the readers of the plays. Not only does the Catholic imagination allow for great art, music, and literature to flourish, it allows Catholics today to use the transcendent truths of our faith in profound ways. We, as Catholics, need not observe the world with the blinders of fundamentalism, rejecting everything not found within a narrow worldview. Moreover, the Catholic imagination mitigates against an unfettered relativism that is skeptical of any truth, no matter how obvious. The Catholic imagination, anchored in the truth of beauty and the beauty of truth, seeks connections between God and His creation, between His truth and our understanding Shakespeare’s plays grant us a glimpse of that imagination at work.

2 comments:

Paul said...

Unfortunately, as is so often the case, they could not get even this easy Latin right (ablative nomine where there should be the dative nomini). It does make a difference.

"The use of the old Missal presupposes a certain degree of liturgical formation and some knowledge of the Latin language; neither of these is found very often" (Pope Benedict XVI).

Edmund C. said...

Ah, but nomine rhymes with domine...

A., you're sorely tempting me to copy you and head over to Blockbuster, when I should be studying ;-)