When we lose focus, we often regret our lack of self-mastery. But is the back and forth of the mind’s losing hold and then regaining it the essence of attention in this life?
A Renovatio public conversation about the modern self examines both the philosophical origins and the impact of the subversive sexual revolution we are witnessing today.
As a starting point for Euro-American literature, the Iliad compels us to consider why our literary tradition begins with wrath. Have we brought a curse upon ourselves by starting this way?
Where ancient priests used ritual to draw down a god to invest dead matter with powers for good or ill, modern science fantasists see the soul as a mere computer program and seek eternal life not in heaven or some cryonic vat but as computer software.
The reconstitution of the human being in accordance with the dictates of tacit or explicit renderings of materialism set in motion a radical rethink of traditional concepts about gender, sexuality, and family.
Muslims have long endeavored to produce a modern human rights declaration holistically rooted in their tradition. How might they finally succeed?
When we read Dorothy Sayer’s detective fiction, we engage in a pastime that goes beyond entertainment or escape—we detect not just the crime, but our own humanity.
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Does a fiction need to originate in, and rely on, a fact of reality? The answer seems to be: Yes.
Many contemporary human rights can be grounded in laws originating from Islam’s insistence on universal brotherhood.
Renovatio editor-in-chief Hamza Yusuf—conversing with scholars, leaders, and writers—explores one of religion’s most enduring conceptual frameworks, the Seven Deadly Sins.