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Scientism and Catastrophe

In  the first film of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s The Decalogue, a doting scientist father runs up tragically against the limitations of the scientific rationality in which he has unshakable confidence. Dr Littlejohn offers similar reflections here, regarding the destruction wrought in the Philippines, on the limits of science and thus the falsification of scientism’s pretensions. But […]

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“Where’s Allan?”

Radio Free Thulcandra considers (hilariously) just how broad an appeal Allan Carlson’s work might have if only we were imaginative enough to see the conceptual connections, and intrepid enough to make the actual ones.

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Reformation Day and Its Critics

All over the world, wherever evangelical Christians are few in number and persecuted, the memory of the 16th century, when believers reasserted the truth against all odds, is still fresh. For them, the Reformation is still ground to stand on, even to die on. And even in largely papalist Slovenia, where the Reformation was snuffed […]

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Paul Krugman on Credentials and Credibility

This is a little rich coming from Paul Krugman, but he correctly announces that the monopoly on public discourse once held by owners of institutional credentials has broken for good (and for the good). The classic canons are still in force, but are now, as it were, open source. In the internet-based new republic of letters, […]

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Calvin the Commentator

Derek Rishmawy offers a compelling argument for immersing one’s self in Calvin’s Scripture commentaries, which ends with extremely high praise for them from Jacobus Arminius. As Rishmawy says, “Arminius gets it. What are you waiting for?”

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Was Luther “Catholic”?

The question in our title really ought to yield only the obvious answers. If by “Catholic,” one means, holding the catholic faith of Biblical Christianity, then yes, of course; in fact, Martin Luther rediscovered the shape of that catholic faith. If we mean however Roman Catholic, then a two-part answer is inevitable: “Yes, of course, […]

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Tooley on Neo-Anabaptism

Mark Tooley writing at the blog of The Institute on Religion and Democracy exposes some of the problems of Neo-Anabaptism. For a more extensive and detailed consideration, see Andrew Fulford’s TCI series on the ethics of Lord Jesus.

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Paul Edward Gottfried

Front Porch Republic offers a very useful introduction to the life and work of Dr Paul Edward Gottfried, one of the United States’ least known but most perceptive political writers, and trenchant critic of the Managerial State and of the fake-Left cult of the therapeutic society which is the technocracy’s more or less official civil […]

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Wilhelm Roepke

The Front Porch Republic gives a brief but useful overview of the life and work of German Protestant economist Wilhelm Roepke, in many ways a modern heir of Althusius.

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Dr Feser’s Rejoinder to the Rejoinder to the…

Dr Feser replies to what David Bentley Hart had said will be his last word in the recent natural law debate.