Category Archives: De Amore

How to woo a peasant woman.

With Valentines Day fast approaching I thought I’d offer a refresher on the manners of chivalry.  As before we turn to De Amore (1184-86), a poem with a list of rules for what we commonly know as chivalry and what … Continue reading

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Chivalry Game: How to negotiate desire.

What we commonly know as chivalry and what literary scholars call courtly love has two aspects.  One is a religious/moral philosophy, and the other is a method of seduction (game).  To date I’ve been focusing on the religious/moral side, but … Continue reading

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The chivalric rules of love.

French poets, in the eleventh century, discovered or invented, or were the first to express, that romantic species of passion which English poets were still writing about in the nineteenth. They effected a change which has left no corner of … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Chivalry, Courtly Love, De Amore, Disrespecting Respectability, Every Man's Marriage, Fred Stoeker, Marriage, New Morality, Pastor Doug Wilson, Romantic Love, Serial Monogamy, Servant Leader, Stephen Arterburn, Wake-up call | 95 Comments

Call me unchivalrous.

After due consideration I have decided to adopt the label unchivalrous Christian.  The label is more accurate than anti-feminist Christian, or traditional Christian, because antifeminist and traditional Christians almost always stress chivalry as their strategy for fighting against feminism.  Yet … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Costa Concordia, Courtly Love, Crossdressing Theology, De Amore, Death of courtship, Disrespecting Respectability, Fantasy vs Reality, Headship, National Review, New Morality, Romantic Love, Servant Leader, Submission, Titanic, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye | 163 Comments