Kresta in the Afternoon – November 20, 2018 – Hour 2

+  Hildebrand's Battle against Hitler

  • Description: How does a person become Hitler’s enemy number one? Not through espionage or violence, it turns out, but by striking fearlessly at the intellectual and spiritual roots of National Socialism. Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German Catholic thinker and teacher who devoted the full force of his intellect to breaking the deadly spell of Nazism that ensnared so many of his beloved countrymen. We'll talk about his life and influence with John Henry Crosby, who also has information about a special deal on his book.
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    • John Henry Crosby
      John Henry Crosby is a translator, writer, critic and cultural entrepreneur. With the help of Dietrich von Hildebrand's widow Alice, he spent a year translating Dietrich's book Aesthetics. He established the Hildebrand Project to renew the culture, drawing on the continuing vitality of Hildebrand's thought and witness. He hosted "He Dared Speak the Truth," a 14-part series on the life of von Hildebrand. Visit
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+  The Populist Rebellion Rolling the Church (2 segments)

  • Description: The scandals of McCarrick, the Vigano claims, and now the inaction at the Fall Assembly have revealed a Church facing a crisis of leadership. The bishops have been left in an impossible position: they cannot do much without appearing to defy Rome, but further inaction does nothing but further alienate their flock. The roots of these tensions are complex, but can be traced to a populist movement that has a different understanding of authority in the Church. We talk more with RR Reno.
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    • Rusty Reno
      Rusty Reno is the Editor of First Things and the author of Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society.
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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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