Samuel Gregg

“Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization”

on May 7, 2020

Dr. Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute has written an important new book: Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization. In my video interview with him, Gregg explains how Hebraic, Greek, and Christian thought led to the concept of logos and the Western understanding of reason.

There is a direct line from logos to Western ideas of political and economic liberty as well as Western insights on wider culture and art.

Contemporary trends against logos and reason undermine ordered liberty and human dignity, Gregg warns.

I was fascinated by Gregg’s observations, especially how heterodox Christianity minimizes the logos with sadly predictable social consequences. You will be fascinated too!

  1. Comment by Ted R. Weiland on May 11, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Liberty was officially lost in America when the 18th-century Enlightenment and Masonic founding fathers made liberty a goal (almost a god) instead of a corollary of implementing Yahweh’s perfect law of liberty (Psalm 19:7-11, 119:44-45, James 2:12) as the supreme law of the land.

    “[B]ecause they have … trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1, 7)

    Today’s America is reaping the inevitable ever-intensifying whirlwind resulting from the wind sown by the constitutional framers and fanned by today’s hoodwinked Christians and patriots who have been bamboozled into believing today’s whirlwind can be dissipated by appealing to the wind responsible for spawning the whirlwind.

    For more, see online Chapter 3 “The Preamble: We the People vs. Yahweh” of “Bible Law vs, the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at

    Then, find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

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