Tag: Rod Dreher

Christian Humanist Profiles 101: The Benedict Option

Download this Episode In that strange moment that Petrarch called the Dark Ages and Enlightenment historians called the beginning of the Middle Ages, the great city-builders that once stretched their hand from the Euphrates in the East to the Atlantic in the West ran out of energy, and powerful tribes, perhaps the people who inspired…

Christian Humanist Profiles 40: Rod Dreher on Dante

In the early fourteenth century one of the true figures of Christian intellectual genius gave us the Commedia, a pilgrim’s allegorical journey through Inferno and Purgatorio and Paradiso for the sake of his soul.  Rod Dreher’s latest book claims, with its very title, a place for that poem in the twenty first century: How Dante…

Christian Humanist Profiles 19: Post-Christian Anxiety

Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is one of the most important texts in the history of sociology, and people have been citing it with various degrees of approval and understanding for more than a century now. But as the United States increasingly moves into a post-Protestant, even a post-Christian age,…