Simon P. Kennedy

About Simon P. Kennedy

Simon P. Kennedy is Director of the Millis Institute and Senior Lecturer in Humanities at Christian Heritage College in Brisbane. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland. He has published widely in scholarly and popular venues, and his forthcoming book is Reforming the Law of Nature: The Secularisation of Political Thought, 1532‑1689 (Edinburgh University Press, 2022).

The Revealed & the Hidden: Reconceiving Western Civilization

By |2021-04-05T16:42:00-05:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Western Civilization, Western Tradition|

What is most needed at this hour is a retrieval of the sources which shaped the Western imagination. Returning to our Christian, Greek, and Roman roots, and examining the texts and ideas which provided the foundation for the remarkable civilisation that spread across the European continent could bear real fruit in strengthening our ailing cultures. [...]

The Anthropological Roots of Modern Identity Politics

By |2021-03-12T12:03:59-06:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Philosophy, Politics, Sexuality|

Carl R. Trueman, in his book “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self,” looks at the ideas which lie at the foundation of the drive for self-expression and authenticity, and the concepts which undergird the militant defence of the plethora of sexual and gender identities. The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural [...]

Awaiting the King: Developing a Christian Imagination

By |2019-10-30T12:07:27-05:00January 6th, 2018|Categories: Books, Christianity, Conservatism, Culture, Gospel Reflection, Love, St. Augustine, Virtue|

The church needs to ensure it is offering the true account of reality, rather than the account that the world is offering. That account, expressed through liturgy and worship, will form the Christian political imagination… Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology by James K.A. Smith (256 pages, Baker Academic, 2017) The present historical moment is a [...]

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