Book of the Month, Feb 2021 – It Is Right and Just – Part 3

+JMJ+ Today is the last Monday in February and so this is Part 3 of our first Catholic Book of the MonthIt Is Right and Just, by Scott Hahn and Brandon McGinley. It’s also the last post for this book (in this series, anyway). Next Monday is the first Monday of the month, so it will be time for another post in the Re-Reading the New Age series. Let’s get to it. Notes and links will be at the end of the post.

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Book of the Month, Feb 2021 – It Is Right and Just – Part 2

+JMJ+ Welcome to the second episode (I like the way that sounds!) of our first Catholic Book of the Month series, featuring It Is Right and Just, by Scott Hahn and Brandon McGinley. It was written for just such a time as this. I sensed that it was going to be an important book when I was poring over the sample I downloaded, but as I began reading the book this weekend, I realized it’s even more timely and important than I thought, making it the perfect choice for our first Book of the Month. If you haven’t read last week’s post about it yet, you may want to check that out, especially for the two videos included in it, interviews with Scott Hahn about the book. There will be notes and links at the end of this post.

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Book of the Month, Feb 2021 – It Is Right and Just

+JMJ+ Sometime around 2008 I was searching for a book in a local Barnes & Noble. (Wow, that seems like a lifetime ago now.) The author I was looking for was Plato, the book, The Republic. Another customer standing nearby asked me what I was looking for and for which class did I have to read it. I told him I’m a Catholic and read somewhere that Plato saw religion as a public, not private, thing and necessary for society. Turns out this customer was a teacher of philosophy at a nearby college (Baptist, I think) and he offered to help me choose a good translation because he, too, thought I should read it.

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