Patrick Deneen

The Political Idols of Our Age: A Review of David Koyzis’ Political Visions and Illusions
The Political Idols of Our Age: A Review of David Koyzis’ Political Visions and Illusions

Hopefully, with the latest edition of “Political Visions and Illusions,” David Koyzis’ work will no longer be hidden underneath a bushel, but instead, its brilliance will reach a wider audience.

Waiting for a Better Reformed Defense of Liberalism: A Review of Drunen’s Politics after Christendom
Waiting for a Better Reformed Defense of Liberalism: A Review of Van Drunen’s Politics after Christendom

Van Drunen’s Politics after Christendom doesn’t convincingly defend liberalism from a biblical perspective. Readers wanting a compelling Reformed defense of ordered liberty will have to keep waiting.

Catholic Integralism Should Not Be Dismissed

Rather than taking each other’s strongest arguments, people arguing over Catholic Integralism often defeat straw men or completely dodge arguments. This does not advance the conversation so that learning and mutual edification may occur.

American Nationalism: Creedal, Cultural, and Preferential

It is interesting to reflect when a topic bursts into public view and comes to dominate public discussion: Why nationalism now?

A Protestant Critique of Protestants Who Defend Liberalism
A Protestant Critique of Protestants Who Defend Liberalism

If we are going to get anywhere in this debate about liberalism, we should take on the strongest arguments from our opponents and not their weakest or most caricatured. While I do not think Christians should see liberal democracy as the enemy, I do think its critics often have a point.

Eschatology & the Defects of Liberalism: An Augustinian & Baptistic Response
Eschatology and the Defects of Liberalism: An Augustinian and Baptistic Response

For now, let us cling to liberal democracy as a common grace of God. If God in his providence gave us modernity, let Christians be the stewards who use the freedoms of liberal democracy for the sake of the gospel.

Augustine of Hippo, Christian Democrat

We would benefit from the unique and particular blend of the Greek and Roman inheritance with the dawn of the Christian age found in the work of Augustine of Hippo.

Retrieving Christian Liberalism
Retrieving Christian Liberalism

Orthodox Christianity does not demand liberalism, but it can provide an alternative grounding for a form of liberalism that respects religious beliefs and institutions more than the early twenty-first-century version does.

Augustinian Liberalism: A Symposium
Augustinian Liberalism: A Symposium

Liberalism, at least some version of it, remains the best option for organizing modern society. The real question is which version of liberalism is best. In this symposium, a variety of authors take up the idea of Augustinian liberalism.