On September 20, 2016 at the First Things editorial office in New York City, editor R. R. Reno delivered a talk on his recent book, Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society. Reno argues that America needs a renewal of Christian ideals—ideals that encourage self-sacrifice, responsibility, and solidarity. Drawing on T.S. Eliot’s 1940 essay “The Idea of a Christian Society,” Reno shows how Christianity encourages “an abiding ambition for higher things” and a “moral vision” that can strengthen communities and transform America into a truly great nation.


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