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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Call for Essays and Readers for Voegelin View in 2017

Readers of ANAMNESIS will be interested to learn about VoegelinView (https://voegelinview.com/), an interdisciplinary and international website dedicated to the thought of Eric Voegelin as well as...

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Conservatism and Spiritual and Social Recovery

As I read newspapers, popular magazines, listen to National Public Radio, watch cable television, attend Catholic Mass, and work with American academics at the deracinated institutions called...

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