Josef Pieper

Josef Pieper (1904 - 1997) was a German Catholic philosopher at the forefront of the Thomistic Revival of the 20th century. In 1981, he was awarded the prestigious Balzan Prize in Philosophy. Among his most notable works are Leisure: the Basis of Culture, The Four Cardinal Virtues, and Contemplation and Happiness.

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A Thomist’s Perspective on the Church in Crisis

Editor’s note: in this far-ranging and prophetic interview with Crisis Magazine, Josef Pieper discusses the vocations crisis, the failure of catechesis, liberation theology, feminism, and something very much like the Benedict Option. The interview originally appeared in the March 1990 print edition of Crisis. It has been edited for brevity. Crisis: Some people claim that St. Thomas is … Read more

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