Two distinguished scholars offer us important new statements about Christian ethics. Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age offers a sweeping review of history to show that Christian thought is not antagonistic to modernity but has a permanent place in it.
Alasdair MacIntyre famously compared dying for the modern nation-state to dying for the phone company. One cannot imagine a more dismissive claim about this country for Americans, whether on the left or right, for whom the U.S.
A theological engagement with the current global environmental crisis needs to do four things. It needs to show a thorough grasp of the scientific and historical context in which these questions are being discussed.