• First Things | 8/17/2017 | Mark Bauerlein
    The latest installment in an ongoing interview series with senior editor Mark Bauerlein. On this episode, George Weigel discusses his latest book, The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the...
    399 views Kota79
  • Glory to God for All Things | 6/28/2019 | Staff
    My newsfeed must be set for “shock.” Never does a day go by that there is no something outlandishly alarming featured as a story, somewhere, illustrating the insane march of modern culture.
    844 views HelloimMe
  • Anxious Bench | 1/14/2019 | Staff
    Today’s post is an initial draft of a review of two books out recently on Pope Pius IX (r.1846-78), the longest reigning pope in the history of the papacy and easily among the most controversial.
    312 views DebraS
  • Leithart | 8/9/2018 | Staff
    A couple of excellent passages from Paul Tyson’s De-Fragmenting Modernity. First, this on how modernity’s “immanent frame” (Charles Taylor) not only prevents governments from addressing social...
    621 views KHALED
  • Crisis Magazine | 7/25/2018 | John M. Grondelski
    July 25, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae (HV). That encyclical, and its subsequent contestation in certain “Catholic” circles, has been a defining moment...
    277 views kshama-s
  • Crisis Magazine | 7/25/2018 | John M. Grondelski
    July 25, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae (HV). That encyclical, and its subsequent contestation in certain “Catholic” circles, has been a defining moment...
    517 views mel4
  • Jesus Creed | 4/23/2018 | Staff
    One of the most important, if not cutting edge, elements of D. Bruce Hindmarsh’s excellent new book, (The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism), is that evangelicalism arose alongside and integrated with...
    592 views blacky
  • Leithart | 11/8/2017 | Staff
    “Modern” is an invention of the Christian Middle Ages. According to Krishan Kumar (From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Society), “Modernus, from modo (‘recently’, ‘just now’) was a late Latin...
    306 views cyanbyte
  • Leithart | 9/29/2017 | Staff
    David Lachterman (Ethics of Geometry) suggests that the specific novelty of the modern age is that it doesn’t regard itself as a period of history. It’s instead “consummate,” in two senses: “as the...
    392 views melanie7
  • First Things | 7/7/2017 | Peter J. Leithart
    The closer we look at “modernity,” argue Jean and John Comaroff in Modernity and Its Malcontents, the more “rapidly [it] melts into air” (xii, riffing on Marx). This is partly because there are...
    530 views stefania
  • First Things | 4/14/2017 | Peter J. Leithart
    Karol Berger (Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow) sets out to reassess what we mean by “modernity” in music. For Berger, that involves discovering a caesura somewhere between Bach and Mozart.
    259 views reantes
  • First Things | 3/10/2017 | Peter J. Leithart
    Christians have long worried over laughter. Church fathers pointed out that Jesus wept but never laughed, and even mild endorsements of laughter were qualified with warnings that laughter must be...
    193 views loranseen
  • www.zerohedge.com | 1/25/2017 | Staff
    We have an economic crisis – centred on the persistent elusiveness of real growth, rather than just monetised debt masquerading as ‘growth’ – and a political crisis, in which even ‘Davos man’, it...
    531 views rach-rach
  • First Things | 4/4/2012 | Peter J. Leithart
    Adam Seligman compares Modernity's Wager to Pascal's: “Pascal’s wager of the seventeenth century, of reason for faith, was replaced in the eighteenth century by a wager over the terms of sacrality.
    421 views brunodeuce44
  • First Things | 10/27/2014 | Peter J. Leithart
    Thomas Fabisiak wonders, What does the New Jerusalem have to do with modernity? (Apocalypses in Context). Ask most modern philosophers, and the answer will be, Not much.
    329 views gracey
  • The Heidelblog | 11/24/2016 | Staff
    In the United States this last Thursday in November is our national day of Thanksgiving. This has been a national holiday since President Abraham made it so in 1863, in the midst of our Civil War.
    667 views bab_ohh
  • First Things | 11/28/2007 | Peter J. Leithart
    Lamber Zuidervaart thinks that Christian scholars have a “modernity complex” (Religion, Truth, and Social Transformation, 222). He illustrates with quotations from writers from Groen van Prinsterer...
    229 views j.moomin

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