Paul Krause

Paul Krause
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Paul Krause is a teacher, classicist, and essayist. He is the author of The Odyssey of Love: A Christian Guide to the Great Books (Wipf and Stock, 2021).

Recent Essays

Finding Arcadia: The Garden in the Cosmos in Latin Literature

Paul Krause examines the politics of Latin literature and discovers a desire for peace and joy, a peace and joy found in an intimate environment of beauty which the poets, even theologians, described as a garden. But the race to Arcadia runs through strife, war, and murder.

The Front Porch and the American Dream

Perhaps, just perhaps, COVID has restored some of the beauty and desirability of the front porch.

Shakespeare and the Pastoral Idyll

Why does Shakespeare offer us love instead of politics? Love is intimate. Love is about attachment. Love is about beauty. Love is local.

Thomas Aquinas: Front Porch Cosmologist

Thomas’ cosmological theology was thoroughly enchanted and magical, and it is his enchanted and magical view of the cosmos that we so critically need today.

Yearning for Eden: Horace and the Romance of Agrarianism

Deep within the Western psyche and tradition is this yearning for return. Horace, more than any other of the grandiose poets of antiquity, captured that call, that cry, for return—a yearning for a restored Eden where the peaceful harmony of life in a garden would be our eternal home.

The Forgotten Conservative Value: Wilderness

The Wilderness calls forth the bond of community, labor, and leisure. It calls forth the best in humanity, so long as humans understand their relationship to the Wilderness.

Culture and the Front Porch

What is culture? What hath attachment to do with culture? Why are front porches necessary for culture? Culture is something...

Conservatism and the Ecological Crisis

Conservation is at the heart of conservatism. And the root of our contemporary ecological crisis is a careless, profligate mode of relating to the...

Nationalism Against Imperialism

“For centuries, the politics of Western nations have been characterized by a struggle between two antithetical vision of world order: an order of free...