Monday, June 5, 2017

Marshall McLuhan on the Role of the Christian Humanist

[...] the role of the Catholic humanist is to cultivate a more than ordinary reverence for the past, for tradition, while exploring every present development for what it reveals about man which the past had not revealed. To be contemporary in this sense is no mere snobbism, not a matter of faddishness. It is an arduous but rewarding business.


Source: Marshall McLuhan, “Catholic Humanism and Modern Letters,” in The Medium and the Light, ed. Eric McLuhan and Jacek Szklarek (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 1999), 158–59.

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