Book Description based on the 1978 & 2008 jackets:
Focusing on the modernist movement in literature, [Senior] shows how Western intellectuals came to reject the Christian idea of an orderly, intelligible universe created by God. Today, their revolt bears its bitter fruit: moral chaos… cynicism despair. Modern man has lost his faith-and now he is losing his mind.
… Tragically, the disease has spread. All areas of society are infected. Our universities are paralyzed by self-doubt. The courts have stood the law on its head. Even the Church is faltering…
Does all this mean that the glory of Christian culture is gone forever? Not necessarily, answers Dr. Senior. … He believes that a new Dark Age is upon us. But there is still time to act. As individuals, where can we start? By immersing ourselves in the great books of our Christian and classical heritage. Christians must find their own roots before they can hope to bring sanity back to the world.
Among Senior’s credentials as a scholar and cultural and literary critic is his work in the [KU IHP:] University of Kansas Integrated Humanities Program, […which] combined aspects of the Socratic and “great-books” methods. It aimed to convince students, by cultivation of “poetic knowledge” based upon an immersion in the classics of Western thought, art, and literature, that there is a truth worth knowing. [The IHP] resulted in numerous conversions to Catholicism and was the principal forum in which Senior worked out the keen insights and shocking observations in his books.
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We completed the “Chapter House” in 2023 to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey
5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454