Christendom Lost and Found: Meditations for a Post Post-Christian Era
Christendom Lost and Found is a kind of a war journal, written between 2020 and 2021 during "the COVID Interruption" and the violent outbursts in cities across America. Witnessing cultural collapse in every direction, philosopher Father Robert McTeigue, S.J., offers meditations on what it will take to build Christ-centered cultures in our time—what must be retrieved and what must be renewed.
Since the French Revolution in 1789, the West, formerly called "Christendom", has chosen life without Christ. And ever since then, the West has produced much bad art and even more dead bodies—precisely because of this rejection. Father McTeigue, host of the The Catholic Current and author of Real Philosophy for Real People, invites us to explore new paths back to Christ. With thoughtfulness and grace, we can build, not a reconstruction of some mythical "Good Old Days", but rather a new Christendom that does justice both to what our ancestors entrusted to us and to what our posterity deserves from us.
Inspired by Saint Augustine's The City of God, Christendom Lost and Found is an on-the-scene account of a cleric and scholar facing the accelerating convulsions of the West and of the Church, offering us insights, corrective guidance, and reasons for hope. Anyone who knows he has a debt to pay to the Christian past and the Christian future will benefit from this book.
Fr. Robert McTeigue, .S.J.
Softcover Book, 125 pgs