Thursday, January 31, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 16 - Babette's Feast



Babette as "liturgist"...directing the course of the meal...manna in the desert

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 14 - Babette's Feast



Gen. Logenhiem’s anamnesis continued…
“you’ve gotten to the top of the ladder only to find it is leaning on the wrong wall.” - CS Lewis

Saturday, January 26, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 13 - Babette's Feast



The dinner begins with the late dean’s favorite hymn:
“Jerusalem my heart’s true home, your name is forever dear to me, your kindness is second to none, you keep us clothed and fed, never would you a give a stone to a child who begs for bread.”

The world is not a moral but a mystical concern

Thursday, January 24, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 12 - Babette's Feast



The fractious community unites in secret opposition to Babette’s French dinner

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 11 - Babette's Feast



Babette wins 10,000 francs in a ‘godless’ lottery just as the community prepares for the 100th anniversary celebration of their founder's birth – agreeing to let Babette provide the meal


Sunday, January 20, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 10 - Babette's Feast



Passions, memories and longings are the basis for true spiritual depth and vitality - the spirit of the church

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 8 - Babette's Feast



Babette learns to cook split cod and ale and bread soup. The dark Martha came to live with the two bright Marys as the "stone that was almost rejected..."

Monday, January 14, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 7 - Babette's Feast



Philipa & Achille Papin - continued
Babette arrives, a refuge from history

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 4 - Babette's Feast



Mercy and truth, dear brethren, have met together; righteousness and bliss have kissed one another.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 1 - Babette's Feast



This excerpt begins a series of talks Gil Bailie gave in 1993 under the title "Crucial Choice - Reflections on Isak Dinesen's 'Babette's Feast' and Flannery O'Connor's 'The Displaced Person' "