‘Augustine was a highly credulous thinker’: a tale of monsters and portents

I was reading today a book by Josie P. Campbell titled ‘Popular Culture in the Middle Ages’. Here’s what the author wrote about Augustine (p. 19): According to Campbell, ‘Augustine was a highly credulous thinker’, not just credulous, but highly so. I felt┬árather favourable towards an exposition in support of this adventurous claim. Augustine wroteContinue reading “‘Augustine was a highly credulous thinker’: a tale of monsters and portents”

Normandy, the land of alien phenomena

As I begin to scrutinise the “Barnwell Chronicle” ever so closely, I stumble upon a whole array of entries pointing to 13th century┬áparanormal phenomena. Portents are legions but it is intriguing that the author failed to emphasise the link between the phenomena quoted below and their significance, which is only born out by the interpositionContinue reading “Normandy, the land of alien phenomena”