Morality and Transcendence

Morality and Transcendence October 8, 2014

Ray DonovanGirls Lena Dunham

Check out my latest at National Review Online (Postmodern Conservative blog), where I compare “Ray Donovan” with “Girls” and just begin to suggest a critique of Charles Taylor’s settlement with A Secular Age.

“The pre-modern tradition was right: moral seriousness and intellectual insight are finally inseparable.  Amoral aesthetic spirituality is very hard to distinguish from conformist relativism and shallowness.  A God who cannot in the slightest govern our sexual desires cannot really open up a dimension of transcendence.”

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