Steven Pinker oversimplifies the Enlightenment by claiming it pits reason against faith. In fact, the Enlightenment sprung from Christian ideas of nature.
Because of his understanding of rationalism and psychological emphasis, Jordan Peterson prepares the soul more for Gnostic spirituality than Christian orthodoxy.
Ta-Nehisi Coates has accidentally hit upon a central Christian doctrine that Christians refuse to talk about: We are guilty, and we can do nothing about it.
Taken at face value, the problem of evil appears to be a devastatingly convincing argument against the existence of the Christian God.
Had the sickly mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal been expected to shift for himself more, would he have burned as brilliantly? Perhaps. But then again, perhaps not.
Salvation occurs as the Gnostic awakens (ahem!) to the prison house he is in and breaks free (violently if need be) from his prison.
Science-based thinking is a valuable tool: it tells us what we can do. But it cannot say a word about what we ought to do.
Ryan Williams is the first president of the influential Claremont Institute whose formation represents the fulfilling of Claremont’s mission.
With this shift of science as the choice religion for the theologically uneducated comes a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the development of myth.
Try this thought experiment. Decipher what the correct view of morality ought to be and determine whether your moral intuitions are valid.
Ross Douthat and Cornel West, despite their differences, shared a thoughtful conversation on politics and culture. Is this something others can replicate?
Clearly, there is nothing secular about progressivism. Look under the veneer of pseudo-scientific language, and you’re left staring at a fanatically religious mindset.
The real story of the Trump administration is, in addition to his policies and pronouncements, how our intelligentsia image him and his administration.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, an Episcopalian judge, studied under one of the most influential living philosophers in the world, the Catholic natural law theorist John M. Finnis.
These timeless writings contain commentary on love, some thought-provoking, some humorous, and all of it crafted more elegantly than the average greeting card.
No one should be surprised that postmodern America chose an antihero to be our next president.
Darkness reminds us of our own limits, the finite nature of our reasoning—and of the light that can penetrate even the blackest of moments.
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