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  • Renewing the face of the Earth

    • The most reported remarks from September’s United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York were not from a scientist, an economist, or any of the world leaders present. They were the words
  • The faith of the secularist

    • This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom Martin Hägglund | Pantheon Books | 2019 | 450 pgs In his newest book, Martin Hägglund turns religious faith upside down. This Life constitutes
  • Founding a Republic of Letters

    • Beyond Tenebrae: Christian Humanism in the Twilight of the West Bradley Birzer | Angelico Press | 2019 | 258 pgs Bradley Birzer’s Beyond Tenebrae: Christian Humanism in the Twilight of the
  • The antidote to fear

    • What differentiates a Christian view of the environment from a secular one? Too often, even confused Christians don’t know. Reading putatively faith-based attempts to address the
  • President James A. Garfield

    • The life of President James Garfield, one of the nation’s forgotten presidents, exemplifies the transformational power of hard work, classical scholarship, and sound economics. James Abram
  • Beyond the apocalypse

    • Getting serious about climate and conservation. The apocalyptic, “end of the world” story is a staple of popular culture. There seems to be an unlimited appetite for the quasi-religious
  • Luther’s apple tree

    • As the story goes, when Martin Luther was asked what he would do if the world were to end tomorrow, he answered, “I would plant an apple tree today.” It’s a lovely anecdote, and it bears
  • Acton Briefs: Fall 2019

    • A collection of short essays by Acton writers, click a link to jump to that article: Amazon chief: Liberation theology keeps my people poor by Joseph Sunde A bait and switch at Peter’s Pence