The Humanitarian Threat to Christianity

Love of God and love of neighbor, Christ’s summation of the Law, are inseparable in Christian social ethics. What happens when the latter, in the name of secular humanitarianism, negates the former? How have Christian virtues been transformed into post-Christian values? This lecture will examine these questions in order to recover what has been lost with the “religion of humanity.”    


Recommended Readings

The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity Daniel J. Mahoney

The Meaning of Christian Brotherhood Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud Philip Rieff

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