Christianity and Culture

It is not a surprise that, in the wake of the election, thoughtful conservatives (and, in this case, culturally conservative Catholics) are trying to sort out the new landscape.  The two articles below present somewhat different visions of where to go from here. 

Here is an article here by Richard John Neuhaus on ‘The Coming Kulturkampf’.  After briefly discussing culture (Western, American, Christian), he argues that while the Catholic Church has very often taken a transformative role in culture, it may be that the Church will have no choice but to stand against the culture.

And an article here by Brad Miner, a sort of post-mortem on conservative culture.  He is more on the populist side of things, and wants to embrace fully American culture (something like an attempt to synthesize high Catholicism and Nascar), which is another possible direction.

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About Kleiner

Associate Vice Provost and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utah State University. I teach across the curriculum, but am most interested in continental philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy as well as Catholic thought, all of which might be summed up as an interest in the ressourcement tradition (returning in order to make progress). I also enjoy spending time thinking about liberal education and its ends.

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