William McGurn reports on last Monday’s Erasmus Lecture in today’s New York Post :
Did you hear the one about the rabbi, the pope and the humanist? You did if you were at the Union League Club Monday evening. The rabbi is Jonathan Sacks, the pope is Francis and the humanist is Erasmus. These names mingled Monday night in an address aimed mainly at Western Christians who find themselves outcasts in a civilization once dominated by Christian principles and Christian practices.
Rabbi Sacks “called on Christian believers to look upon themselves as a ‘creative minority’ that can help their civilization reclaim whats best in its heritage.” McGurn continues:
Though all but ignored by blogs and the press, the striking religious diversity of Mondays audience is a news story itself. For it speaks to a new awakening based on a growing understanding among Jews and Christians that were all in this together.
Read the rest of McGurn’s article here .