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David L. Schindler

The body in its physical structure as such bears a vision of reality: it is an anticipatory sign, and already an expression, of the order of love or gift that most deeply characterizes the meaning of the person...
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The human being is not only to begin as a child, as it were, but also to end as one... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join David Schindler as he reflects on the centrality of children in a culture of...
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Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Jeremy Beer as he explores the philosophy of David Schindler, especially as it concerns love and freedom. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher

Integral human development sets the context within which alone an adequate approach to ecology can be conceived. In what follows, I will focus on the key principles of this proposal in terms of the habits of...
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Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Adrian Walker as he explores the incompatibility of liberal economics and Christianity. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher The poor, Jesus famously said, will always...
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Liberal culture’s anti-child practices are bound up with a logic of childlessness most basically defined in terms of a forgetfulness of being and its Origin and expressed by the marginalization of philosophy, leisure, and liturgy as ways...
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Love is the basic act and order of all things because all things are created by God. The most basic fact or truth of all things is at once their analogically conceived goodness or value...
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Editor's Note: Stratford Caldecott was a Senior Contributor to The Imaginative Conservative. The eulogy below was given by fellow contributor David Schindler at Dr. Caldecott's Requiem Mass, Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola (July 31, 2014). Stratford Caldecott was...
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Heart of the World, Center of the Church: Communio, Ecclesiology, Liberalism, and Liberation, by David L. Schindler Queen Victoria’s first prime minister, William Lamb, Viscount Melbourne, cultivated an elegant indifference...
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Theodore Roszak Where The Wasteland Ends: Politics And Transcendence In Postindustrial Society, by Theodore Roszak The burden of this book is to explode the myth that the problems attendant upon...
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David L. Schindler For the orthodox Christian, is doing one’s public duty more or less reducible to voting for the most socially conservative Republican on the ballot—and then shutting up about whatever misgivings...
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My topic is a theological appreciation of the notion of “gift”, and how this throws light on what something is, which to our usual way of thinking would seem to be a matter for philosophy or science rather than theology....
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The rise of techno-capitalism has signaled the triumph of the “bourgeois family” and the demise of the “traditional” family. Christian theologian Stanley Hauerwas said that economist Adam Smith was well aware that the “weakening of familial ties...
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David L. Schindler, in Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God,  sees this as a technological age not simply because of technological advancements but because of the way we think as the result of our technological orientation....