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Europe is not the Faith: On over-realized Belloc-ism

September 10th, 2019 | 2 min read

By Susannah Black Roberts

Time to name something. Let’s call it over-realized Belloc-ism– i.e. the people who have Deus Vult in their twitter bios and cartoon knights as their avis, and are basically just into Christianity as the folk religion of Europe. They tend to be super into the Battle of Lepanto and super not into Jews existing. They say “Europe is the Faith, and the Faith is Europe.”

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Susannah Black Roberts

Susannah Black Roberts is senior editor at Plough. She is a native Manhattanite. She and her husband, the theologian Alastair Roberts, split their time between Manhattan and the West Midlands of the UK.