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An interesting short book written by my SSPX friend with a Greek and Latin literary background:
"Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet

He also wrote:
Existence and Subsistence in St. Thomas

(courtesy Studia Liberalia)

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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 07:11:20 PM »
This looks very interesting. Thanks so much for posting it, Geremia!
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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 09:32:52 PM »
This looks very interesting. Thanks so much for posting it, Geremia!
Yes, if you're a fan of Joseph Pearce, who analyzes the Catholicity of the works of Shakespeare and Tolkein, you'll really like Mr. Kalb's analysis of Hamlet.

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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 01:20:37 AM »
He gave me a hard copy of this months ago, and I just started reading Hamlet in preparation for reading his study.
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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 01:51:07 AM »
interesting, wonder if it cimes in










































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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 09:44:54 PM »
I had a literature professor who analyzed Shakespeare's works from a Catholic perspective. I wish now that I had recorded his lectures: they were amazing!  :)
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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 11:35:50 PM »
I am a committed anti-Stratfordian.
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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 10:09:06 PM »
I am a committed anti-Stratfordian.
Why?

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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2014, 06:12:18 PM »
I had a literature professor who analyzed Shakespeare's works from a Catholic perspective. I wish now that I had recorded his lectures: they were amazing!  :)

From wikipedia: The names “Arthurus Stratfordus Wigomniensis” and “Gulielmus Clerkue Stratfordiensis” are found within ancient inscriptions at the Venerable English College, a seminary in Rome which has long trained Catholic clergy serving in Britain. Scholars have speculated that these names might be related to Shakespeare, who is alleged to have visited the city of Rome twice during his life.
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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 06:45:13 PM »
I am a committed anti-Stratfordian.
Why?

There is no way a merchant with no education could have produced the works attributed to him. And I have felt this way long before that movie came out. This is not project of mine, but what cursory evidence I do know leads me to my conclusion.
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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 09:22:40 PM »
I am a committed anti-Stratfordian.
Why?

There is no way a merchant with no education could have produced the works attributed to him. And I have felt this way long before that movie came out. This is not project of mine, but what cursory evidence I do know leads me to my conclusion.

I don't care who wrote them, since we'll probably never know for sure. I jst enjoy reading (and watching) the plays.  :shrug:
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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2014, 01:44:02 AM »
There is no way a merchant with no education could have produced the works attributed to him.
He was a merchant with no education‽

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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2014, 01:38:27 PM »
There is no way a merchant with no education could have produced the works attributed to him.
He was a merchant with no education‽

OK to be fair he was the son of a man who had various jobs, one of which, I believe was a grain merchant. He grew up as a peasant, albeit middle class. He did not attend any institution of higher education.
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Re: "Faith which Worketh by Love": Justification in Shakespeare's Hamlet
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2014, 02:12:47 PM »
OK to be fair he was the son of a man who had various jobs, one of which, I believe was a grain merchant. He grew up as a peasant, albeit middle class. He did not attend any institution of higher education.
Reminds me of the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. He was the son of a rich man who had a huge library. That's all he needed.