Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Good

Wither Adulthood?

Sociologist James Davison Hunter historicizes the concept of “adulthood,” and unveils our lack of agreement on its institutional location in our current moral order.

By James Davison Hunter | Vol. 5

The Good

Peter Thiel, N.T. Wright on Technology, Hope, and The End Of Death

Max Anderson recounts a recent exchange between tech investor Peter Thiel and theologian N.T. Wright on the question of technology and radical life extension.

By Max Anderson | Vol. 4

The Good

Ecclesiology of Union, Ecclesiology of Mission

Leithart’s very brief recap of an overlooked work by H. Richard Niebuhr examines the relation of true ecumenism and the church’s mission to the world.

By Peter J. Leithart | Vol. 3

The Good

Mercy and a Manifesto in Charleston

David Remnick places the grace and fortitude of Mother Emanuel and her people within a historical context, reminding us that moral cultures develop over time.

By David Remnick | Vol. 3

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