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Expecting to Change the World

July 21st, 2010

By Matthew Milliner

What if political conservatism, properly understood (as it almost never is) not as the propagation of ideology, but as ideology's negation, naturally avoids James Davison Hunter's critique of over-politicized Christianity, and, furthermore, absorbs some of Hunter's best insights?

This was, if I'm not mistaken, one of the percipient points that Matthew Lee Anderson made in response to Professor Hunter at a recent event, in what was - incidentally - one of the most satisfying responses to the book I've yet encountered.

Matthew Milliner

Matthew J. Milliner is associate professor of art history at Wheaton College. He is the author of The Everlasting People (2021) and Mother of the Lamb (2022).