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Denysenko, "Theology and Form"

As readers of this blog know, our center is in the midst of the Tradition Project, a multi-year research initiative on the continuing role of tradition in politics, law, and culture. 268 more words

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Bowles, "Moral Economy"

TheĀ doux commerce thesis, a staple of liberal economics for centuries, teaches that markets tend to civilize people, to make them more stable, gentle, hardworking, and governable. 248 more words

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"The 60s" (New Yorker Magazine)

Things really seem to be coming unglued in America today. Vulgarity, suspicion, and Right-Left hostility pervade our public life. Not a few thoughtful people wonder whether the American political experiment, and the liberalism that forms its foundation, can survive. 396 more words

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Agamben, "The Mystery of Evil"

Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation in 2013 is looking to be a pivotal event in the history of the Roman Catholic Church–not only because it was the first papal resignation in centuries, but because of the very different path his successor, Pope Francis, is laying out. 193 more words

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"Religions, Nations and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities" (Michel et al., eds)

There’s nothing new about “world religions.” All the great religions are global, with followers across the continents. This has been true for centuries, millennia, even. And yet there is something new in the Internet Age: the ability of individuals to sample religions from wherever they are–to have access to online sources and communities from right where they sit. 254 more words

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Nuovo, "John Locke: The Philosopher as Christian Virtuoso"

There are few more influential philosophers than John Locke on the American founding, and in particular on the distinctively American understanding of the separation of religion and government. 211 more words

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Forrestal, "Vincent de Paul, the Lazarist Mission, and French Catholic Reform"

A point of personal privilege in this listing: St. John’s University is a “Vincentian” university, which means that it shares and extends the mission of the seventeenth century French priest St. 351 more words

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