Smart Christians

Review of Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind by Mark NollBy PAUL D. MILLERI previously blogged sympathetically about Mark Noll’s indictment of evangelical stupidity in his book The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. That post spurred a bit of debate (see my friend Owen Strachan's response, and Carson Clark's response to Owen).  For my part, it seems only fair to consult Noll’s follow-up work, Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind, in which he attempts to set out a positive agenda for Chr … [Read more...]

Stupid Christians

Review of The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark NollBy PAUL D. MILLERHave you ever noticed the prominence of Catholics among American public intellectuals? George Weigel, Peggy Noonan, Robert P. George, Richard John Neuhaus, Ramesh Ponnuru, William F. Buckley, Jr., Russell Kirk, Hadley Arkes, Michael Novak, and others make up a growing body of conservative American Catholic thought on social, cultural, and political affairs in the 20th and 21st centuries. A majority of Justices on … [Read more...]