Albert Mohler Blog: “What Became of the Christian Intellectuals? There is More to the Story.”

In this essay, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. responds to Alan Jacobs’ recent article on Christian intellectuals. Mohler writes:

“I deeply appreciate Professor Jacobs’s essay and I share his concern in general terms, but I see the situation somewhat differently. His critique of the current intellectual situation is accurate, and almost self-evidently so. His comments on the preoccupations of evangelical scholars and the vagueness of authors like Marilynne Robinson are apt. Evangelical scholars have generally addressed themselves to each other for the past few decades. But this is not so much a choice as a realization that the secular academy is either openly hostile or tone-deaf to ‘comprehensive worldviews,’ in the language of the late philosopher John Rawls. Meanwhile, the rare religious voices and literary figures who are cited and sometimes even feted within the intellectual salons are those who pose no threat of an awkward doctrine, much less any threat to the sexual revolution and its hegemony.”

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