August 14th, 2012Preview of the Next Issueby Joseph Pearce

The next issue of the St. Austin Review is winging its way to the printers.


The theme is "Hobbits and Heroines".




Joseph Pearce defends the feminine from the feminists.


Devin Brown explains why The Hobbit is "an essentially Christian work".


Abigail C. Reimel is grateful for her “forced discovery of Tolkien”.


Michael Hageböck discovers “Tolkien’s Mary”, the surprising presence of the Blessed Virgin in The Lord of the Rings.


Father Peter Milward looks at “Tolkien, Lewis and the Queen of Christendom”.


Hannah Woodard admires “The Shieldmaiden of Rohan”.


Father Dwight Longenecker offers words of wisdom on “Tolkien, Antiquity and the Old Testament”.


Susan Treacy discovers “Some Birmingham Musical Traditions During Tolkien’s Boyhood”.


Louise Merrie praises Kateri Tekakwitha, “A New American Saint”.


Philip C. Kolin praises Mother Teresa.


Robert M. Woods remembers Ray Bradbury, “A Bright Life that Burned Right”.


Thomas Howard ponders the mystique of history.


John Beaumont tells “The Strange Story of Frank Sherwood Taylor” who was converted to Catholicism by Galileo.


Kevin O’Brien compares Sterility City with Toddler Town.


James Bemis reviews the Japanese classic movie, Dersu Uzala.


Father Benedict Kiely shares his “Recipe for a Tasty Homily”.


Brendan King reviews Tolkien’s Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun.


Jef Murray reviews The Ring and the Cross: Christianity and The Lord of the Rings.


Sophia Mason reviews The Stoneholding and The Darkling Fields of Arvon.


Deirdre Littleton reviews A Parliament of Monsters.


Joseph Pearce pledges his allegiance to “The England that Never Changes”.


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  • August 15 2012 | by Recent Convert

    This looks like it will be a VERY good issue! smile
    Thanks guys!