Charles Mathewes


Charles Mathewes is the Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He is the author of A Theology of Public Life and The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times, among other books.

Getting Liberalism’s Attitude Back

from Hope Itself, Volume 24, Number 3

Ambivalence captures the internal nature of liberalism’s discontents.

Another City

from Authenticity, Volume 23, Number 3

Augustine is crucial to determining the continuity and dissimilarity between the Romans and ourselves.  

By Whose Waters We Wept…

from Who Do We Think We Are?, Volume 23, Number 1

“White Christian nationalism” remains a grievance-driven mode of whiteness.

Defender of Utopia’s Remnant

from The Meaning of Cities, Volume 19, Number 2

Even as he was sharpening and deepening his critique of capitalism’s effects on democracy, Habermas never jettisoned his faith in the idea of democracy itself.

Can You Change Your Life?

from Re-enchantment, Volume 17, Number 3

Our societies are not secularizing so much as pluralizing, becoming sites that host multiple and quite radically different ways of being human in our common world, many of them religious.