Roger Scruton

Philosopher Roger Scruton is the author of more than 40 books. In 2010, he was invited to present the famous Gifford Lectures at St. Andrews College, later collected under the title The Face of God (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014). In 2011, he gave the prestigious Stanton Lectures at the Divinity School of the University of Cambridge. These were compiled into his volume The Soul of the World (Princeton, 2014) and can be viewed at the University of Cambridge website. Professor Scruton has written on several topics, including aesthetics, music, sexuality, environmentalism, conservatism, ethics, and politics.


Volume 126

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Guests on Volume 126: James W. Skillen, on how all human cultural activity, including politics, should be understood in the context of God’s good purposes for Creation; Christian Smith, on how American sociology is not (as is claimed) a disinterested scientific endeavor but the pursuit of a sacred project driven by sacred commitments; B. W. Powe, on the unique “apocalyptic” insights of Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye; David Downing, on C. S. Lewis’s The Pilgrim’s Regress; Roger Scruton, on the inability for materialism to give a satisfactory account of our experience of the material world; and Jonathan Arnold, on the curious place of sacred music in a secular society.