Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fr. Barron: Follow-up comments on "The Swerve"

Father Barron answers several follow-up questions based on his commentary on Stephen Greenblatt's new book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, including the following:

1. What is the origin of this negative portrayal of the Catholic Church’s contribution to Western culture?

2. Why does there seem to be an “allergy” to Catholicism coming from academic and secular elites?

3. What, in the current culture, is contributing to this attempt to champion Lucretius?

If there is no truth, there is no injustice. - Norman Geras

Those who undermine the idea of truth do the work of tyrants. - Michael Novak

The first swallow from the cup of the natural sciences makes atheists--but at the bottom of the cup God is waiting. - Werner Heisenberg

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