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"Be not conformed to this world," St. Paul warns the church at Rome, "but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind" (12:2). In our time, that warning bears not only upon what we think, but also upon how we think, or that we think at all. For insofar as we regard everything, including matters of theology and church discipline, to be "political" as we employ that adjective now, we destroy what is political properly speaking, and we ensure that no pragmatic problem will be solved, no point of the faith . . .

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Anthony Esolen is a professor at Magdalene College of the Liberal Arts in Warner, New Hampshire, and the author of many books, including Life Under Compulsion (ISI Books), Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church (Tan, with a CD), Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture (Regnery), and The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord (Ignatius Press, 2019). He has also translated Dante's Divine Comedy (Random House). He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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