Christian humanism must navigate a middle path between the church submitting to the state or the state coopted by the church.
"I always resisted cheap political fixes and utopian rhetoric. I adore John Lennon but 'Imagine' is a dreadful embarrassment—like Auden’s poem, 'Spain.'"
Novelist and critic Lee Oser teaches English at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. His novels include The Oracles Fell Silent and Oregon Confetti. His latest, Christian Humanism in Shakespeare: A Study in Religion and Literature is forthcoming with Catholic University of America Press.