Books, articles, and syllabi for courses taught by Professor Rachel Fulton Brown at the University of Chicago. A good place to start if you want structured reading lists in medieval European history, the history of Christianity, and formal training in the study of history.
Musings of an Entish Presby-Catholic medievalist on training the soul in the postmodern West. RFB’s journey through the wilds of modernity, including her adventures in academia and her friendship with Milo. Risus et bellum!
This is a reading list for Christians who believe in dragons praising the Lord from the deeps (Psalm 148:7), and who want to learn to summon them again through poetry and art. Basic Toolkit, Gemstones, Keys, Flowers, and Guides to the Christian Imagination.
Getting Medieval on the Middle Ages to counter the lies that modernity tells about the West, particularly the role of Christianity in shaping European civilization. Videos at Unauthorized.tv on Logos and History channel.
Come, journey across Middle-earth in search of dragons and living jewels! What kind of tale have we fallen into? Are myths true? Who is Tom Bombadil? And what is the difference between dragons and dogs? Videos at Unauthorized.tv on the Forge of Tolkien channel.
Where the magic happens. Reading and researching the history and symbolism of the Alchemical Dragon. Models and references that we are plundering for our art. Updates as the adventure unfolds.
Ancient and medieval Christians experienced their faith not as a series of propositions or dogmas, but as a living cosmos of symbols and stories. Step into the Light by which they saw heaven and hell, creation and redemption; a world of saints, angels and demons; judgment, mercy and love.
The campus version of The Forge of Tolkien, with reflections by the students on the themes of sub-creation and Faerie, monsters and jewels, Hobbits, Elves, and Men. And, of course, the Ring. Taught 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, and 2023 at the University of Chicago.
Would you like to learn to pray like a medieval Christian? An introduction to Marian devotion from antiquity to the present, seen through the eyes of Our Lady's most fervent—and ordinary—devotees.