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James Schall SJ

Rev. James V. Schall SJ taught political science at Georgetown University for many years. He is the author of numerous books.



The plan revealed at Christmas
15 Dec 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: christmas
The birth in Bethlehem makes the drama of human life intelligible


Let me try to explain the strange spectacle of an American election
7 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, democracy, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton
For Australians and other parliamentary democracies


The world we discover and the world we make
31 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: metaphysics, philosophy, reality, relativism, transgenderism
The fiercest debates today hinge on the question, 'what is reality?'


On ‘living in the present’
27 Apr 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: freedom, history, rights
When history is bunk, so much else is too.


Should you retreat from the public square?
9 Mar 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict Option, citizenship, public square
More and more people are opting out of civic engagement. It's a big mistake


Is there room for mercy in an unjust world?
16 Dec 2015 | ABOVE |  
tags: forgiveness, justice, mercy, Pope Francis
Yes, if we ask for forgiveness


What universities can learn from the three wise monkeys
30 Nov 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, political correctness, truth
The truth hurts, so it will always be "offensive", says a political philosopher.


An “act of war”
17 Nov 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ISIS, Islam, Paris Attacks 2015, terrorism
Without an intellectual response to the challenge of ISIS, it will not be defeated.


What causes this terrorist scourge?
27 Jul 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Islamic extremism, Muslim-Christian dialogue, terrorism
Militant Muslim extremists must be confronted intellectually as well as militarily.


Why the Resurrection?
2 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Easter, Jesus Christ, religion
Easter is a time to reflect upon the deepest meaning of Christianity's central event.


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