#220: Religion Is Upstream From Culture—Dr. Scott Hahn
This interview with Dr. Scott Hahn goes to why I started the podcast and Coffin Nation. Hahn is well known and well-loved around the world for good reason. He combines faith and reason, the supernatural with the natural in a writing style that is accessible without pandering to the masses.
In his latest book, co-authored by Brandon McGinley, titled It Is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion, he lays out exactly why culture depends upon the transcendent values of a given populace. A much-needed contribution to the public conversation about the crises raging around us.
In this episode, you will learn
- Why politics is downstream from culture, and religion is upstream
- The alternative meaning to Marx’s maxim, “religion is the opium of the people”
- The importance of the 1998 Encyclical by St. John Paul II, Fides et Ratio
- An accurate definition of true religion
- The centrality of the Lord’s Day and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for restoring the culture
- Why leisure is the basis of culture
- Why secularism is a form of idolatry and how to spot it
Resources mentioned in this episode
- It Is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion by Hahn and McGinley
- Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper
- The Latin Mass Explained: Everything needed to understand and appreciate the Traditional Latin Mass by Msgr. George Moorman
- Fides et Ratio Encyclical by St. John Paul II
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