Thomas Howard, writer and scholar, was raised as an Evangelical Christian, became Anglican and at fifty years of age converted to Roman Catholicism. His sister is well-known author and former missionary Elisabeth Elliot. Dr. Howard is the author of numerous books, including Chance or the Dance: A Critique of Modern Secularism, C. S. Lewis, Man of Letters: A Reading of His Fiction and The Novels of Charles Williams.
Thomas Howard has been featured on the MARS HILL AUDIO Conversation "Till We Have Faces and the Meaning of Myth." A short description of this Conversation is listed here. Howard has also been published on the MARS HILL AUDIO Anthology, The Christian Mind of C. S. Lewis, a description of which is available here.
The December 2000 issue of Touchstone magazine published an article by Thomas Howard on the importance of ritual and ceremony in expressing the deep significance of events such as weddings, funerals, and births. In "The Power of Wise Custom" Howard states that ritual and ceremony not only enable people to regard the mystery of significant events, they also enable people to enter into "the precincts of holiness" in public worship.
For additional information about Thomas Howard, visit Ignatius Insight, an on-line resource of Ignatius Press.