First Things Founder Richard John Neuhaus Dies at 72
Neuhaus himself seemed to define his role in his 1975 book, Time Toward Home: The American Experiment as Revelation.
"Intellectuals are, broadly understood, those people who mint and market the metaphors by which a society understands itself," Neuhaus wrote.
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Christianity Today published a liveblog post that compiled reactions from others on Neuhaus' death.
Previous CT articles on and by Neuhaus include:
A Voice in the Relativistic Wilderness | The Pope crusaded for "moral truth." We should welcome his help. (April 4, 2005)
A Modest Step Toward Unity | Richard John Neuhaus on the Catholic bishops' decision to join Christian Churches Together. (November 11, 2004)
Books: Inside the Vatican | The pope's chief doctrinal officer has always been in dialogue with the Reformation traditions. Now he reveals his vision for Christianity in the new millennium. (May 18, 1998)