As the “great machine of pleasure and happiness” of our modern society expands, so also does our dependence on this larger system. Does the innate “inquietude” and “unease” say something about the ongoing shrinkage of our own souls this entails?Read More
Author: Ralph C. Hancock
Ralph C. Hancock is a professor of political science at Brigham Young University and was a J. Reuben Clark fellow. He is the president of the John Adams Center for the Study of Faith, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and has a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.
In Faith Matters’ podcast, “Elusive Unity at BYU,” Church teachings about sexuality and the family are characterized as in profound conflict with the “real experiences” of Latter-day Saints identifying as LGBT+. In what ways might unexamined assumptions about identity be contributing to this same divide?Read More
Even when we think we’re being “Christian” – when we’re having a “bout of Christianity” – we can be seriously misled. In responding to critics of faith, for instance, being “humble” and ready to put ourselves in the wrong does not solve the problem of the best, most responsible action.Read More
Nietzsche once suggested Christianity is vulnerable to appropriation by lofty humanitarian aspirations. Are we falling into that tendency unawares?Read More