by Esmerelda Weatherwax (May 2011)
You often hear critics of Islam decry it for being a “mediaeval” cult. I disagree, not with the criticism but with the definition “mediaeval”.
Yesterday I heard someone on television describe the Royal Wedding in excited and approving terms as the same. Mediaeval. I know what she meant. The beautiful Gothic cathedral, 900 years old and seeped in history, much of it royal. The pageantry, much of it mediaeval in foundation. The Bishop of London even quoted two mediaeval writers in his sermon, St Catherine of Siena and Geoffrey Chaucer. more>>>