Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fr. James Schall, SJ

Arguably the very best American political scientist because he was a Roman Catholic in full (defying the direction of his Jesuit order since 1950), Fr. James Schall has died.

A brief memorial post is here.

Reading Schall is always accompanied by the sotto voce "Aha!" of sudden illumination--about 1 or 2 of those for every chapter, and often far more frequently.

Fortunately, his written works will be available for years to come.  Unfortunately, not enough people (and not enough Catholics) will read them.

But you should.

In paradisum deducant eum angeli; in eo adventu suscipiat cum martyres.  Et perducant eum in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.

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