Thaddeus Kozinski

About Thaddeus Kozinski

Dr. Thaddeus Kozinski is the author of Modernity as Apocalypse: Sacred Nihilism and the Counterfeits of Logos (Angelico Press) and The Political Problem of Religious Pluralism: And Why Philosophers Cannot Solve It (Lexington Books). He teaches Great Books for Angelicum Academy.

The Catholic School in the Pluralist Polis

By |2020-06-20T16:52:04-05:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: Catholicism, Culture, Education, Modernity, Religion, Truth, Worldview|

A traditional liberal arts curriculum elevates the tastes, ennobles the sentiments, and orders the mind to truth: Socratic questioning forces critical reflection on the content and coherency of one’s ideas; a vigorous and integrated life of grace and prayer keeps the mind and heart strong, pure, integrated, and focused on Jesus Christ. Yet to [...]

Pointing to the Real: A Guide for Catholic Teachers

By |2020-06-16T10:23:26-05:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Catholicism, Classical Education, Culture, Education, Liberal Learning|

Clear, deep, and accurate thinking about reality, both natural and supernatural, is the essential skill the student must develop. However, without the help of dedicated and proficient teachers and a robust community of learning, it is quite difficult, if not impossible, to acquire true knowledge of both self and creation. We may assert without [...]

Freedom from Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty

By |2020-04-13T12:30:57-05:00April 12th, 2020|Categories: Books, Christianity, Imagination, Liberty, Philosophy, Religion, Theology|

As our physical and political freedoms are increasingly curtailed by Leviathan due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are hopefully becoming more aware of the value of what we are losing. Hopefully, it will be the occasion for a more urgent and honest reflection on the true meaning of freedom. Freedom from Reality: The Diabolical [...]

A Classical Educational Creed

By |2019-08-08T11:17:15-05:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Classical Education, Classical Learning, Education, Liberal Arts|

Classical educators agree on the ends of liberal education, namely, the possession of the true, good, and beautiful, wisdom, and the development of the intellectual and imaginative powers that enable their attainment. But the pedagogical means to these ends are less obvious. Here is an attempt to set out a set of principles and [...]

Questions Are Better Than Answers: On the Socratic Method

By |2019-05-23T13:00:34-05:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Education, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, Socrates|

The end of liberal education is not the learning of settled truths, and the inculcation of useful habits for obtaining useful goods, but the perfection of the human as human, not, primarily, as worker, citizen, or even believer... While people with backgrounds more religious and those with more secular mindsets may disagree about what gives [...]

The Uselessness of Liberal Education

By |2020-03-01T02:42:24-06:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Education, Great Books, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, Wyoming Catholic College|

If we want to live in a world where there are only means to other means with no end in sight, where only the kitsch consumerist monuments of selfish human will and desire exist, where all knowledge is ordered to use, then we must say goodbye to liberal education. It is necessary for the [...]

The Turn to Transcendence

By |2020-04-09T02:18:14-05:00May 26th, 2018|Categories: Books, Christianity, Culture, Easter, Wyoming Catholic College|

Glenn W. Olsen’s The Turn to Transcendence is a must-read for us who desire to topple the dictatorship of relativism and culture of death, and replace it with the only alternative: a civilization of love turned to the Face of Transcendence revealed in Jesus Christ. The Turn to Transcendence: The Role of Religion in the [...]

Dear Graduating Seniors: Be Good Instruments of Christ

By |2018-05-13T07:57:01-05:00May 12th, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Education, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, Wyoming Catholic College|

Dear Graduating Seniors: As Simone Weil teaches us in her essay on the right use of school studies, the purpose of academic study is to become ever more attentive to reality, to God, as He is found reflected in the world, and truly present in our neighbor and in our hearts. Indeed, this is [...]

Is Plato Necessary for Salvation?

By |2019-11-21T12:19:25-06:00February 24th, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Faith, Great Books, Plato, Sainthood, Wyoming Catholic College|

It would seem that in no way can reading Plato be necessary for salvation, since Jesus Christ alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Yet Plato teaches us the essential spiritual and metaphysical truths, as well as the mystical habit of mind and soul, without which Faith and Grace are stillborn in our [...]

Did the Constitution Kill the Common Good?

By |2019-11-07T12:46:43-06:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Catholicism, Constitution, Featured, Political Philosophy, Politics, Timeless Essays|

Why did the centralization of power occur so quickly in America? Why have those genuinely common-good communities that were supposed to have worked hand-in-glove with the federal government suffered so much under the American Regime?… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Thaddeus Kozinski as he explores [...]

The End of Modernity

By |2018-10-06T16:59:31-05:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christendom, Culture, History, Hope, Modernity, Pope Benedict XVI, Wyoming Catholic College|

Modernity, by God’s grace, may be the site of a new synthesis, the transcending of stale categories of thought and practice, in which a new Christendom can emerge, one in which the reign of God in His glory and love emerges side-by-side with the full dignity and flourishing of man… The Immanent Frame and [...]

Pray, Don’t Worry, Be Happy

By |2018-01-05T13:58:48-06:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Faith, G.K. Chesterton, Happiness, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, Virtue, Wyoming Catholic College|

A Catholic, liberal-arts college’s course of study, being an integrated one ordered to and by natural and supernatural wisdom, is an excellent apprenticeship into the contemplative life, which does not replace the active life, but only crowns it and makes it worthwhile… Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious [...]

Why Agnosticism Is the Worst Idea Ever

By |2020-07-21T22:59:51-05:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Existence of God, Philosophy, Religion, Wyoming Catholic College|

Agnosticism is the ultimate stupidity and wickedness because it doesn’t so much reject God as ignore him. If I were God, I’d be more angry at such cold indifference than anything else. “Either God is, or he is not. But to which view shall we be inclined? Reason cannot decide this question. [Remember that [...]

Perennial Light

By |2019-10-08T16:25:44-05:00November 4th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, Pope Benedict XVI, Sainthood, Virtue, Wyoming Catholic College|

Our civilization needs zealous and dedicated young men and women to convert the barbarians. However, because the barbaric culture is pervasive, we are all barbarians now to a certain extent, and thus, we must first civilize our own souls… Nowadays the devil has made such a mess of everything in the system of life [...]

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