02/16/17

Dignitas: The Manners of Humility – Crisis Magazine

Accounts vary, and a few say that the story about our civil Founders is apocryphal, but it would seem that the story is true. As one of the more jovial national patriarchs, Gouverneur Morris, a native of New York City, but representing Pennsylvania, willingly accepted a challenge from Alexander Hamilton during the Constitutional Convention in …

Source: Dignitas: The Manners of Humility – Crisis Magazine

02/15/17

How Christianity Civilized Mankind – Crisis Magazine

Anyone who knows anything about the Judeo-Christian tradition (an increasingly small group, I know) is aware that the Hebrew law “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” was intended to limit the bloodthirsty drive for vengeance. As Saint Augustine observed, “For who will of his own accord be satisfied with a …

Source: How Christianity Civilized Mankind – Crisis Magazine