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Discussing abortion, Scholastic-style

In the spirit of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica, what follows is an attempt to tackle the topic of abortion according to a medieval-scholastic disputation. The topic is divided into four key questions (philosophical, biblical, circumstantial, and legal) that follow the format of Aquinas’s Summa, first setting forth the objections, then stating the opposing traditional view […]

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Legislating Morality? A Review of Making Men Moral by Robert P. George

The idea of “legislating morality” is pretty unpopular these days. It grates against a widely shared assumption that people have a right to do whatever they want, as long as they don’t harm anyone else. The idea may also raise alarms about the danger of government overreach, perhaps even evoking images of a dystopian, totalitarian […]

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What Is Marriage? A Summary of a Secular Defense of Man and Woman

Sometimes the most obvious things in life are the hardest to define. For example, how does one define beauty? Or manhood? Or marriage? Traditionally, such features of human existence were taken for granted as objective and self-evident, requiring no defense. But things have changed. The obvious is no longer obvious. It’s not quite right to […]

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An Untempered Schism

Regardless of how one pronounces it, a schism is a serious thing.  The division of the Church into East and West, and the rift opened up between Wittenberg and Rome are some of the saddest realities in the Body of Christ.  The ever stimulating Peter Leithart has a new blog post wherein he reviews Deep […]

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Apologetics and the Role of Plausibility Structures

In this post on The Gospel Coalition, Joe Carter hits the nail on the head. Why is it that some people can be persuaded by arguments for God’s existence, while others will look at you as if you’re trying to prove the existence of Santa Claus? According to Carter, it all has to do with a […]

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