James Whitaker, PhD Student

Humor Editor

James Whitaker is a first-year PhD student in theology, studying the history of Christianity. Despite his best efforts, he found that he was too undisciplined to write anything more serious than humor. If you would like a glib but informed answer to a question about Greek ascetics, Latin Scholastics, or Catholic apologetics, you can email him at jwhitak5@nd.edu.

Whether Christ Was Liberal?

Summa Theologiae, Third Part, Question 40, Article 5

Utrum Christus liberalis fuerit?

Summa Theologiae, Tertia Pars, Quaestio XL, Articulus V

A Good Joke I Heard on Friday

My friend Emma told it to me

Extraordinary Ministers

 “V is very, very extraordinary” – Nat King Cole

A Most Difficult Meditation

Marcus Aurelius could never…

A Doll’s House 1954

“There is no ideal man of Ibsen” – G. K. Chesterton

Chingtreuse: A Review

A rich liqueur, despite the vow of poverty

Bat in the Basilica

An Exercise in Exegesis

Cycles in Elegy

All tragedy can be poetic

Another Manifesto on Language

“Men must be governed” – Captain Jack Aubrey