Daniel Lattier

Daniel Lattier

Senior Fellow

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Dan is a Senior Fellow at Intellectual Takeout. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (MN), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find his academic work at Academia.edu.

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Study: Climate Change Skeptics More Eco-Friendly Than Believers

It’s usually assumed that climate change skeptics simply don’t care about the environment. If they did, as the reasoning goes, they would accept the science that climate change is primarily man-made and support government measures designed to curb...

Learning Greek and Latin Will Be Key to Renewing the West

Last week, various headlines proclaimed that there’s a “cut-off age” of 17 or 18 if you want to learn a new language.    The headlines were generated by a new study published by MIT researchers, and based on analysis of a...

‘Being Informed’ No Longer Means Following the News

“Being informed” has been regarded as one of the highest virtues in the post-Enlightenment era of the West.     And for the majority of this era, “being informed” has largely meant following the news and current events on a...

The 'Story' That Replaced Christianity Is Collapsing

In graduate school, one of the most helpful concepts I learned about was narrative theology. The basic premise behind it is that theologies are rooted in a narrative, or story, that forms the lens through which a religion’s adherents interpret the...

Poll Reveals the Least Religious Parts of America

This month, Gallup released the results of their annual poll on religious practice in America.   The most religious state? Mississippi, which has held the crown since 2008. According to the poll, 59% of Mississippi’s residents report...

The Imitation of Christ: The Most Influential Book After the Bible

If someone asks you to name the all-time bestselling book, you’d most likely answer “The Bible.”   And you’d be right. According to Guinness World Records:   “Although it is impossible to obtain exact figures, there is...

Why We’re So Bored by the Internet

According to Vladimir Solovyov’s famous story “A Short Tale of the Antichrist,” the final component of the Antichrist’s plan for world domination was to establish universal entertainment:   “So the nations of the world, after they had...

How Christianity Created Secularism

I’m someone who holds an ongoing interest in the origins of secularism.   It’s a fascinating question to me: How did Christianity grow from a small, persecuted movement in Palestine to become the European cultural phenomenon known as “...

How Western Civilization Survived 'By the Skin of Its Teeth'

According to the 20th century theologian Georges Florovsky, Protestant historiography is one of “decay”. In the traditional Protestant view (by no means shared by all Protestants today), Christianity was in its purest form in its beginning stages...

Removing Analogies From the SAT Was a Bad Idea

When I was preparing for the SAT test in 1996, I had to test myself with several examples of analogies, such as the following question: Bandage: Blood :: a) Cable: Bridge   b) Cast: Injury   c) Fort: Army   d) Dam: River But...

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