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The Sacred Rites of Humanity: A Conversation with Daniel Mahoney

with Daniel J. Mahoney
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on December 05, 2018 at 07:29:46 am

1) Edifying, enjoyable 50 minutes.
2) Needed substantially more talk and shared insight as to the book's thesis (and title,) that the religion of humanity undermines Christianity. Got instead mostly talk about the political pitfalls for Europe of secular progressivism and side-trail discussions of a host of mostly unfamiliar European writers (except for Solzhenitsyn and Manent) on that matter.
3) Useful but too fleeting discussion of Orestes Brownson, the most intriguing American thinker of the 19th century on religious faith and politics, who, with Niebuhr of mid- 20th century, comprise the most insightful, impactful American writers on that existential matter.
4) An excellent future topic for a podcast series would be a discussion of Brownson and of other modern writers on the intrinsic, nurturing, psychologically-necessary and inevitable relationship among religion, culture, law and politics.

Catholic, Protestant and Jewish writers on religion, from Augustine to Aquinas to Luther and Calvin to George Whitefield, Jonathon Edwards and Cotton Mather to Niebuhr and Tillich, to Chesterton, Waugh and C.S. Lewis, to Emil Fakenheim and Emmanuel Levinas to T.S. Eliot and Whittaker Chambers, have collectively exerted a profound cultural and political impact on the West, as to which there has been next to nothing on this site.

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