George Weigel

George Weigel, a conservative Roman Catholic social ethicist, is a senior fellow and the John M. Olin Chair in Religion and American Democracy at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D. C. He is the author of The Final Revolution, which details John Paul II's crucial role in the collapse of European communism, and Witness to Hope: The Biography of John Paul II. He earned his M.A. from the University of St. Michael's College in Toronto, and his B.A. from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. His areas of expertise include Catholic social teaching, religion and democracy, and just-war tradition.


Volume 47

Guests on Volume 47: Christopher Clausen, on detachment from normative communities in a post-cultural age; Don Eberly, on the meaning of and challenges for civil society; George Weigel, on Pope John Paul II's theology of embodiment and sexuality; Luci Shaw, on poetry that reminds us that Christ's suffering shadows over the celebration of the Incarnation; Steve Wilkens, on Christianity and Western Thought: A History of Philosophers, Ideas, and Movements; David Harvey, on place and spaces, public and private; John Durham Peters, on the utopianism present in the modern idea of communication; and Masaaki Suzuki, on the ways in which Bach's music is a vehicle for the Gospel.


Volume 12

Guests on Volume 12: George Weigel, on posturing and prudence in pro-life politics; Don Eberly, on the inability of politics to cure cultural problems; David Wells, on recapturing a "weighty" understanding of God; Alan Jacobs, on the Christian conviction of poet Christina Rossetti; Ken Myers, on instances of naturalistic positivism in recent science journalism; Nancy Pearcey, on misunderstanding the history of science; Leon Kass, on the deeper meaning of eating; and John Hodges, on J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio.