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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Clare Boothe Luce and the Evolution of American Conservatism

Introduction Scholarly writers have not treated former member of Congress and US ambassador to Italy Clare Boothe Luce (1903–87) well. This may seem like a strange statement, in light of the...

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A Counter-Cultural Home: What We Can Learn from Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines are the stars of the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper.” The Gaines have come under fire recently for being members at a church where the pastor has publicly spoken out against...

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