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In today’s episode, Ed and Coyle discuss the “Benedict Option,” Rod Dreher’s much-discussed call for Christians to “withdraw from the mainstream, for the sake of sheltering one’s faith and family from corrosive modernity and cultivating a more traditional way of life.” We talk about the intellectual roots of this idea that Dreher has popularized, and some of the criticisms it has received. Is the BenOp the future of how Christians should engage the world?

Episode 14 Show Notes

Who is Rod Dreher?
Who is Alasdair MacIntyre?
What is “the Benedict Option”?
Why are people drawn to it?
Is it retreatist?
Will it even work?

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