The Adamantius Book Club aims to expand and deepen modern readership of Christian classics.
The term “Christian classics” was coined by 15th-century Humanists to describe the formative works of the Christian tradition, and therefore things early and obscure, yet lingering and luminous, perhaps more felt than seen in modern Christian life and thought. To revisit them is to return “to the fountainhead” (ad fontes!) and, drawing deep, raise somewhat clearer heads and lighter hearts.
The book club is called Adamantius after Origen of Alexandria, a 3rd-century Church Father who believed reading was a means of spiritual nourishment: a stage for holding converse with the Holy Spirit.