Monday, November 03, 2008

The Resurrection of Rome

As I am about to embark on a family journey to Rome, I thought it appropriate to read The Resurrection of Rome, as suggested to me by fellow blogger and Chestertonian, Dr. T.

All I can say so far is that I am reading it.


  1. You could contact the University of Dallas' Rome office. They have a campus about 5 miles (?) south of Rome, and might be happy to show your family around the campus.

    While you're there, see if they have any trips into Rome planned and whether y'all might be allowed to tag along...they know where they're going and why...

  2. Have a wonderful time! Rome is an absolutely splendid city. A few months ago a friend of mine visited for the first time, and I wrote these recommendations for what to see and do while she was there. Feel free to have a look.

  3. Thanks for the advice. CNB: We're planning to see all of the main sites mentioned in the recommendations you linked to, so that helps me feel like we've got the main stuff covered.

    Part of being in Rome is just, well, being there. I want to soak it all in, drink in the atmosphere, feast my eyes on every little thing.

    I want to see the doorway Chesterton saw that he described as a monstorous open mouth, "eating" it's residents each night when they came home, and "throwing them up" each morning as they set out. Apparently this apparition was across from his hotel, and he noticed it when he first went out to get a bite to eat.

    Rome caused Chesterton to say that the faith wasn't a wide pathway but a deep well. He mentions San Clemente, a church we plan to visit, when he describes this analogy.

    Rome in autumn....ahh!

  4. I had a hard time getting into that book.


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