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The modern age is unprecedented in its concern with the self; from health fads to identity politics, the self seems to be our only uncontested value. We have all but entered into what Aldous Huxley called a Brave New World where the care of the self is the central concern of our lives. But have we gained the self at the expense of our soul?

In a First Things lecture hosted by The Covenant School in Dallas, Texas, James Matthew Wilson argues that only when we understand our humanity as the life of a soul can we understand what we, ourselves, live for and die for.


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