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Mark Mitchell

Mark T. Mitchell is Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College where he teaches courses in political theory. He is the author of The Limits of Liberalism: Tradition, Individualism, and the Crisis of Freedom, The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place, and Community in a Global Age and Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing, and is also co-editor of The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry. In 2008-2009, he was a fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 146

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Guests on Volume 146: Mark Mitchell, on liberalism’s false metaphysical claims about purpose, human nature, and tradition; Hans Boersma, on the cultural implications of the beatific vision; Henry T. Edmondson, III, on Flannery O’Connor’s understanding of political life; Brian Clayton and Douglas Kries, on the common and faulty assumption that faith and reason cannot be reconciled; Conor Sweeney, on wrestling with the ‘death of God’ with the help of hobbit wisdom, religious experience, and sacramental theology; and Carole Vanderhoof, on the creative, intelligent, and demanding integrity of Dorothy L. Sayers.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 118

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Guests on Volume 118: Gilbert Meilaender, on the ethical questions raised by anti-aging research, especially its most extreme forms in the "transhumanist" movement; Ron Highfield, on why the modern assumptions about personal identity, freedom, and human dignity create prejudices against the Gospel's account of God and the self; Mark Mitchell, on why gratitude and stewardship should be seen as fundamental political postures; Daniel M. Bell, Jr., on how capitalism nurtures the assumption of the autonomous self; Helen Rhee, on the centrality of almsgiving to Christian identity in the early Church; and Peter Brown, on how the early Church's wrestling with the questions of wealth and poverty steered a course between radical asceticism and careless indulgence.