Books

Divine freedom and heresy

October 24, 2022 Dr. Edward Feser 18

I commend to you Fr. James Dominic Rooney’s excellent recent Church Life Journal article “The Incoherencies of Hard Universalism.” It is directed primarily at David Bentley Hart’s defense of universalism in his book That All Shall Be Saved, of […]

The Dispatch

Aquinas on the sin of rash judgment

September 29, 2022 Dr. Edward Feser 4

Christ famously taught: “Judge not, that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1).  As Aquinas points out, Christ by no means intended to rule out all judgments about another person’s actions or character.  Rather, he was […]

The Dispatch

Benedict contra Benevacantism

August 7, 2022 Dr. Edward Feser 18

I’ve been reading the second volume of Peter Seewald’s Benedict XVI: A Life  There is much of interest in it, including a new interview with Benedict at the very end.  Some of what he says is relevant to […]

The Dispatch

Aristotle on the middle class

July 8, 2022 Dr. Edward Feser 8

On CNN the other day, liberal commentator Van Jones complained that the Democrats are “becoming a party of the very high and the very low” ends of the economic spectrum, and do not appeal to […]

Features

Economic and linguistic inflation

June 13, 2022 Dr. Edward Feser 24

F. A. Hayek’s classic paper “The Use of Knowledge in Society” famously argued that prices generated in a market economy function to transmit information that economic actors could not otherwise gather or make efficient use of. […]

Essay

Socratic loyalty

May 1, 2022 Dr. Edward Feser 12

Socrates was so critical of his country that he was put to death by it.  Yet he could have escaped execution had he wanted to.  The reason he did not, as he famously explained in […]