Peter Kreeft once said everything Scott Hahn touches turns to gold and this talk seems evidence of that. This talk gave me so much to think about. Hahn summarizes the broad scope of Western intellectualism, where it rose, where it began to fall, and how we are today living with the consequences.
“Intellectuals rule the world but they usually do so from the grave. Because it takes a while, it takes time, for their ideas to catch on. In fact it takes several generations for people to really work out the implications of these novel ideas. In fact the novel ideas have to reach a point where they no longer seem novel. They have to reach a point where people think that way without even having to think about it.”
–Scott Hahn, The Forerunners of the Reformation
More lectures on history can be found at the Coming Home Network Deep In History series.