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Strengthening America’s Tradition of Order, Justice & Freedom
The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal aims to recover, conserve, and enliven those enduring norms and principles that Russell Kirk (1918–1994) called the Permanent Things. Explore the Center’s programs, publications, and fellowships and join with us to continue Kirk’s work to renew our culture and redeem our time.
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At the Kirk Center
Luke Sheahan discusses The Quest for Community on The Great Books Podcast
Seminar participant writes about his Kirk Center experience in National Review
Classic Kirk featured essay: Christopher Dawson: An Historian and His World
February 25: “The Conservative Spirit of the High Modernists” seminar with Dr. James Matthew Wilson.
Explore Kirk On Campus
Russell Kirk understood his work was to convey to America’s rising generations an understanding of the process by which a healthy culture is transmitted from age to age.
We’re continuing this important work through Kirk on Campus as we host conversations about the permanent things on campuses across Michigan. We hope you’ll join us at an event, and help us prepare tomorrow’s leaders with an appreciation of the richness of the conservative intellectual tradition.
From the University Bookman
Shakespeare and the Real
“…Shakespeare has indeed become, like the body of Patroclus, the center of one of the most violent skirmishes in the larger battle that rages over the gargantuan remains of the West.”
Can We Trust the Gospels?
“…McGrew contends not only that there is strong external evidence for the God of the New Testament… but that there is also good internal evidence—the information conveyed in the biblical accounts corresponds to what we know about the way truthful people talk and write.”
Betting on Catastrophe
“…who better than The New Criterion’s bench of deep thinkers to mull over James Burnham’s hypothesis—’Suicide is probably more frequent than murder as the end phase of a civilization’—with respect to Christendom’s funereal prospects.”
Here Comes Everybody: A New Survey of American Catholicism
“…historian Christopher Shannon… attemts[s] to tell the story of Catholic life in North America over the last five centuries in little more than five hundred pages.”
The War for the Second Age
“At its core… Sibley’s volume is the story of a Fall, and as such gives readers unparalleled insight into the moral underpinnings of Tolkien’s world.”
The Founders and the Constitution on Religious Liberty
“In short, without freedom of association, there can be no effective right to religious liberty in the common sense meaning of that term…”
About the Bookman
For six decades, the University Bookman, founded by Russell Kirk, has identified and discussed those books that diagnose the modern age and support the renewal of culture and the common good. Currently published online, the Bookman continues its mission of examining our times in light of the Permanent Things that make us human.
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