Kresta in the Afternoon – December 5, 2016 – Hour 1

  • Description: This interview aired during our Winter Membership Drive. Due to the way our archiving system works, the audio player you see at the top of this segment will play audio from the drive. If you'd like to listen to the interview with RR Reno click on the blue text below and you will see a second audio player. That is the audio from our interview. Enjoy!

+  Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society

  • Description: America’s two greatest strengths—her liberal democratic culture and her free-market economy—have made her a global superpower. But left unchecked, these two strengths can become great cultural weaknesses, sowing selfishness, recklessness, and apathy. We’ll talk about resurrecting the idea of a Christian society with R.R. Reno.
  • Segment Guests:
    • R.R. Reno
      RR Reno III is the editor of First Things magazine. He was formerly a professor of theology and ethics at Creighton University. Reno is the author of several books, including "Fighting the Noonday Devil — and Other Essays Personal and Theological", "In the Ruins of the Church", "Redemptive Change: Atonement and the Cure of the Soul", and a theological commentary on the Book of Genesis in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible series, for which he also serves as general editor. He has also coauthored two books, "Heroism and The Christian Life" and "Sanctified Vision: An Introduction to Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible". His scholarly work ranges widely in systematic and moral theology, as well as in controverted questions of biblical interpretation.
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    • Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society

      America’s two greatest strengths—her liberal democratic culture and her free-market economy—have made her a global superpower. But left unchecked, these two strengths can become great cultural weaknesses, sowing selfishness, recklessness, and apathy. In Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society, theologian R. R. Reno argues that America needs a renewal of Christian ideals—ideals that encourage self-sacrifice, responsibility, and solidarity. Drawing on T.S. Eliot’s 1940 essay “The Idea of a Christian Society,” Reno shows how Christianity encourages “an abiding ambition for higher things” and a “moral vision” that can strengthen communities and transform America into a truly great nation. (learn more)

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