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Anthony Esolen

Anthony Esolen is professor of English at Providence College and is a scholar of classical, medieval, and Renaissance literature. He has translated Lucretius's On the Nature of Things (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995); Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000); and Dante's The Divine Comedy (2002-2004) for Modern Library. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Esolen has also published articles on Spenser, Shakespeare, Dante, and Tasso, and is a contributing editor of the theological journal Touchstone.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 107

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Guests on Volume 107: Victor Lee Austin, on why authority is not a barrier to true freedom and is necessary for human flourishing (and will be forever); Ellen T. Charry, on why happiness has been underplayed in Christian theology (and why it shouldn't be); Anthony Esolen, on the explicit and implicit teaching that has caused many young people to be cynical and unhappy; Ferdinand Schlingensiepen, on the ambivalence of postwar Germans to the anti-Nazi resistance movement (and to Dietrich Bonhoeffer); Allen Verhey, on why it's dangerous to draw too stark a line between nature and supernature; and Calvin Stapert, on the historical, theological, and musical elements that combined to produce Handel's Messiah.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 87

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Guests on Volume 87: John Witte, Jr., on law and religion in the Western tradition; Steven Keillor, on God’s judgments and history; Philip Bess, on New Urbanism and natural law; Scott Cairns, on words and poetry’s work; and Anthony Esolen, on literary critics and Christian belief.