Fall-Winter 2018

Peace and Homo Viator

The Role and Dignity of the Christian Soldier

Glenn W. Olsen

“[T]he great danger in the modern situation, the encounter with modernity, lies in losing one’s sense of what man is.”

“A Twice-Told Tale”: The Wars of Religion as Girardian Myth

William T. Cavanaugh

“The attempt to vanquish religion with the rational secular state is in fact a new form of religion.”

Making Peace through the Blood of His Cross

Gil Bailie

“[T]he Cross of Christ has left a crater at the center of history, an inflection of sacrificial love in relation to which everything before and after is properly understood.”

Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord: Jews and the Parousia of Jesus

Douglas Farrow

“To talk of two covenants simultaneously in force, one for Christians in Jesus, the other for Jews in Moses, is to reject both Jesus and Moses."

Bound in Freedom: Odysseus at the Mast as Archetype of the Homo Viator

Jan-Heiner Tück

“If Odysseus can navigate the dangers of the world by being bound to the mast, how much more awesome is it that in reality Christ wrested all of humanity from the danger of death by being bound to the Cross.”

Homo Viator, Puer in Patria: On Ferdinand Ulrich’s Philosophical Anthropology of Childhood

D. C. Schindler

“Is childhood an intrinsic perfection, to such an extent that growing out of it is not only a gain (which it quite evidently is), but at the same time an irretrievable (?) loss?”

The Indissoluble Nexus of Nature, Body, and Person: 50 Years after Humanae Vitae

Nicholas J. Healy Jr.

“The idea of the natural order as empty facticity and raw material for technological progress [has] gained a surprising foothold in the mind of many Catholics, who should have known better.”

What Makes Persons Persons?

Robert Spaemann

“[E]ach human being stands in the center of his world. But as person he comes out of this center and sees himself so to speak from the outside.”