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Flat White

Ecclesia and empire: a church historian and the Benedict Option

23 April 2017

10:50 AM

23 April 2017

10:50 AM

In last week’s Spectator, Orthodox writer and conservative polemicist Rod Dreher invoked Scottish philosopher Alisdair MacIntyre to call on Christians living in a post-Christian West increasingly ready to cast traditional Christian moral teaching as something akin to a hate crime, to ‘stop trying to shore up the imperium,’ and instead build ‘local forms of community within which civility and the intellectual and moral life can be sustained through the new dark ages which are already upon us’.

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