October 6 is the customary date on which the death of the Protestant martyr William Tyndale in Belgium in 1536 is commemorated, though the precise date of his death — which occurred sometime in early October, after his ruthless betrayal by Henry Phillips and sixteen months of imprisonment — is unknown. Although popular narratives of […]
Eric Hutchinson is an associate professor of classics at Hillsdale College.
August 28 marked the 1587th anniversary of the death of Augustine of Hippo in A.D. 430. One thousand, five hundred and eighty-seven years is a long time, and, more significantly, seems long when viewed in the light of our own insistent and demanding present, dominated by a constant inundation of sensationalized news. That present often […]