Category Archives: Courtly Love

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

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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

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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

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The magic in the girdle.

In my previous post I summarized the The Golden Legend version of St. George and the dragon but did not quote the original.  This created some confusion since it wasn’t entirely clear what was directly in the legend and what parts … Continue reading

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St George and the dragon.

9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 … Continue reading

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