Acton Institute Powerblog Archives

Christian Social Thought

Lord Acton, Sohrab Ahmari, and the fragility of faith

People have been making some drastic changes to their lives to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have taken this challenge as an opportunity to grow in wisdom. Others have been called to learn new skills, and still others are doing whatever they can to keep their bearings in a time of crisis. Continue Reading...

Civil society in a time of pandemic

As the coronavirus spreads, federal, state, and local governments are wrestling with how to handle the crisis. So are civil associations, churches, businesses, and families. The role of civil society is often neglected, but it could be the most important. Continue Reading...

Hope: the theological, economic virtue

On Holy Saturday, I wrote the last of my series of “Lentenomics” articles on virtues and the good economy for the Italian daily La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana. I invited readers to reflect on “Hope: In ourselves and in our exchanges with others and God.” Continue Reading...

New issue of the Journal of Markets & Morality (Vol. 22, No. 2)

The newest issue of the Journal of Markets & Morality is now live on our website here and in the mail to subscribers. This issue includes an excellent lineup of scholarly articles ranging from Christian education, to private property in the early Church, to sixteenth-century political philosophy, to environmentalism, to the crisis of the public square. Continue Reading...