Category Archives: Courtly Love

Do you smell that?

In The Death of Christian Britain Callum Brown explains that the evangelical narrative in Britain in from the 1800s until the collapse in the 1960s was that if a woman’s husband was godly she was sure to be in love and happy … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Callum Brown, Chivalry, Courtly Love, Disrespecting Respectability, Divorce, Pastor Doug Wilson, Reforming Marriage, Romantic Love, selling divorce, The Death of Christian Britain, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye | 70 Comments

How Lancelot vanquished British Christianity.

In The Death of Christian Britain Callum Brown argues that contrary to the accepted narrative Christianity did not steadily decline in Britain as a result of urbanization and industrialization, but instead suddenly collapsed in the 1960s.  …women, rather than cities or social … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Callum Brown, Chivalry, Courtly Love, The Death of Christian Britain, Wife worship | 95 Comments

The moral of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Tucson Traditionalist objects to me including the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with the tradition of courtly love: It’s a mistake to cite the case of Gawain without noting its outcome. Gawain is rebuked for having flirted … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, Denial, New Morality, Sir Gawain | 15 Comments

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

When I first started blogging one regular criticism I received from traditional conservatives (especially when writing about Game) was that I was killing chivalry.  For the most part I disregarded this with the assumption that they either didn’t understand Game … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, Cuckoldry, Game, Infogalactic, Romantic Love, Traditional Conservatives, Wife worship, You can't make this stuff up | 45 Comments

The love of a virtuous pagan woman tames the beast inside.

The idea that women are inherently virtuous, and that men need women to sanctify them is deeply ingrained.  You won’t find either of these concepts in Scripture, but even commenters on this site can’t distinguish between the moral views of … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, New Morality, Romantic Love, Wife worship | 238 Comments