Saturday, 31 March 2012
So much for the Christian critique of liberalism. Strange to find it echoed by the influential secular journal of the Royal Society of Arts. The latest issue contains a brief but important article by Adam Lent (director of the RSA's programme) titled "On Liberty". Since the RSA makes their journal freely available online, you can read it by following the link. Lent begins by pointing out a strange fact: "We fight wars in its defence. It is a
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
The latest issue of Nova et Vetera (10:1), the Thomistic theological journal published by the Augustine Institute, contains an impressive collection of articles on "Green" or environmental theology. It could be seen as complementary to the recent issue of Second Spring on the same theme.
Posted by Stratford Caldecott at 17:54
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
It is this semi-secularized Christianity, an instinctive but attenuated adherence to the Christian tradition, that prevails in the United Kingdom. Christianity becomes secularized when it fails to be both intellectually coherent (i.e. rational) and mystical. That is, when it reduces faith to a doctrine or set of beliefs, a bit like pieces of clothing we can choose to wear or not according to taste. Religion without genuine transcendence sits well with the