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Acton Line podcast: What is Christian humanism? A conversation with Bradley J. Birzer

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Bradley J. Birzer, professor of history and the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College, joins this episode of Acton Line to speak about his newest book, “Beyond Tenebrae: Christian Humanism in the Twilight of the West.” What is Christian humanism and what role does it play in the Republic of Letters? What does it mean to live as a Christian humanist? Birzer helps lay down some of the foundational ideas in his book and explains the role Christian humanism has played throughout history.

Watch: Bradley J. Birzer on The Five Canons of Christian Humanism

Read: “Founding a Republic of Letters,” a book review by Josh Herring 

Read: “Meeting Christian Humanism,” by Bradley J. Birzer

Read: “Conversations on Christian Humanism,” by Bradley J. Birzer 

Buy: “Beyond Tenebrae: Christian Humanism in the Twilight of the West”

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.