119—Gilson on the One Secular World Order—Peter Redpath
By Catholic Culture Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Nov 04, 2021 | In The Catholic Culture Podcast
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Etienne Gilson’s Metamorphoses of the City of God traces the quest of philosophers for a universal human society, as it gradually degraded from the heavenly city of which Augustine wrote to modern-day secular humanist globalism. It began with well-intentioned medieval thinkers who were overconfident in the capability of natural reason to unite the whole world in the Catholic faith—but this led gradually to a turning away from the rationally irreducible Christian mysteries and the person of Jesus Christ.
Writing in 1952 as the European Union was beginning to emerge, Gilson also offered a critical assessment of various attempts to define Europe.
Peter Redpath, co-founder of the International Etienne Gilson Society, joins the podcast to discuss this newly translated work.
The Metamorphoses of the City of God https://www.cuapress.org/9780813233253/the-metamorphoses-of-the-city-of-god/
Aquinas School of Leadership https://www.aquinasschoolofleadership.com/
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