Reflections on the works of Herman Melville
Reflections on Billy Budd, Sailor
Gil Bailie examines Herman Melville’s last novel as a case study of how the Christian Gospel is gradually undermining the legitimacy of the scapegoating mechanisms upon which cultures depend. The race between the message of the Gospel and the effects of the Gospel has begun. Will it lead to repentance or apocalypse?
Reflections on Moby Dick
Gil Bailie’s exploration of Herman Melville’s epic American tale. Melville’s masterwork has been recognized as one of the major achievements of 19th century American literature influencing writers down to the present. As confirmed in the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature speech by Bob Dylan, who said, “Moby Dick is a fascinating book, a book that’s filled with scenes of high drama and dramatic dialogue. The book makes demands on you. The plot is straightforward….” Perhaps…but it is a mystery how a young man such as Herman Melville could have written a work of such profound spiritual and poetic depths as Moby Dick. Mr. Bailie helps the listener to begin to unpack some of these deep mysteries in this enlightening series of presentations.