Rebuilding civilization will be a project soon halted without literature, academics, and history. This list is curated to inspire and encourage, to critique and to sharpen.
A new concept of victimhood has arisen. WIth it, a new concept of justice, a concept of justice divorced from the Christian view of responsibility.
The doctrine of double effect is a Christian teaching going back to Aquinas. It is commonly attacked today, with T.M. Scanlon leading the charge. If Scanlon is correct, pro-life arguments have just gotten harder.
Arguably, Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld is the greatest legal theorist America has ever produced. The Hohfeldian Rights Analysis was one of the greatest breakthroughs in the philosophy of law.
There is a developing renaissance of historic conservatism, in part due to many recent translations, among which is the nineteenth century German legal theorist Friedrich J. Stahl.
We cannot say that what is good for the individual or the community is devoid of moral content. And moral content is determined by God’s decree, be it a direct command from God, or an eternal decree regarding the purpose of man, which is to glorify God and enjoy Him for eternity.
Community-building then is none other than home-building, and home-building is none other than—when understood broadly—love-making, though the narrow sense works as well.