Constructive Christian social thought will refuse to entertain argumentative scapegoats.
Ironically, what we need most of all to promote the universal common good is not a world political authority, but a world spiritual authority.
Christian apologists and social critics would do well not simply to point out the limitations but also the strengths of individualism and so the dangers as well as the opportunities it affords the Church.
With gracious permission from the Orthodox Monastic Cell of Saint John the Divine, Ethika Politika is pleased to republish the account of a 20th-century saint and martyr: Father Valentine Sventitsky.
Addison Hodges Hart, in The Ox-Herder and the Good Shepherd, offers a wonderful exercise in comparative religion, examining the common ground that can be found in spiritual practice between Christianity and Buddhism.
The Forgotten Faith offers a helpful introduction to American Orthodox Christianity for interested Protestants.
If Rod Dreher’s version of the Benedict Option does not have any connection to the historical St. Benedict, does it really exist?
Adopting thankfulness as one’s orientation toward human experience and history requires a hermeneutic grounded in virtue and asceticism, open to both societal reform and moral progress.