Sovereignty, Pluralism, and the Destruction of the Rule of Law

Law, Liberty and State: Oakeshott, Hayek and Schmitt on the Rule of Law. David Dyzenhaus and Thomas Poole, eds. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 350 pp.   It is rare that a work of academic...

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Prophet of Anti-Modernism: W. H. Riehl and Authentic Community

As claims of social progress resulting from free market capitalism come under renewed scrutiny in the twenty-first century, the search for prophets and a useable past has begun.  In this search, the...

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Cliff Dancing with Whittaker Chambers

Conservative or right-leaning intellectuals and writers have a tendency to want to identify the original heretic—the person who first had the terrible idea that started everything going so very...

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An Ancient Lesson for Understanding Contemporary Politics and Religion

The role that religion can, or should, play in modern democratic regimes has proved to be perplexing since the end of the World War II era. In one respect, religion can be considered as a social...

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The Narnia Option

C. S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law Justin Buckley Dyer and Micah J. Watson. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 174 pp.   In the 2016 Erasmus Lecture held by First Things, Russell D....

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Clare Boothe Luce and American Feminism: WWII and Beyond

Introduction As seen in a previous article in ANAMNESIS,[1] conservative stalwart Clare Boothe Luce’s (1903–87) life tells us much about American conservative politics. However, we have yet to...

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On Giving too Much to the Human

In describing the relationship between the Kingdom of God and the earthly city, the noted German theologian Karl Barth stressed the fact that, from a Protestant conception, the world, all of its...

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On the Rise of Public Theology: The Paradox of Schleiermacher

Herrnhut, and its original and old inhabitants must remain in a constant bond of love with all children of God belonging to the different religious persuasions—they must judge none, enter into no...

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Orthodoxy on the Margins

Peter Augustine Lawler. American Heresies and Higher Education. St. Augustine’s Press, 2016. 224 pp.   Most contemporary assessments of higher education view the subject in technological and...

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Thoughts on a New Dark Age

Joseph Sobran. Subtracting Christianity: Essays on American Culture and Society. FGF Books, 2015. 425 pp.   “On the whole, the secularist media seem to be resigned to the election of a Catholic...

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