Welcome to The Ciceronian Society
Tradition, Place, and "Things Divine."
Who We Are
As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.Matthew 13:23
Traditions, a sense of place, along with an affection for and sensitivity to ‘things divine’ are central to the cultivation of an enduring, free, and peaceful society. But many churches, universities, and other organizations have neglected these themes. The devastating impact on our communities manifests itself in public and private spheres poisoned by a predictable “liturgy” of fear, contempt, rage, rootlessness, and despair.
A liturgy of courage, affection, rootedness, peace, faith, and hope is desperately needed.
The Ciceronian Society is a community of Christian scholars and public intellectuals committed to restoring such a “liturgy” through the examination of three core themes - tradition , place, and 'things divine' - and their role in the cultivation of a civilization built upon the principles common to the traditions of historic Christianity.
For over a decade, the Ciceronian Society has been known for its interdisciplinary community of scholars and intellectuals distinguished by their friendship and willingness to consider ideas, thinkers, and interests neglected by most academic publications and organizations in the humanities, social sciences, and economics.
We have recommitted to our core themes and are now working to build on our successes and to expand our efforts within and beyond our scholarly communities and churches.
To do this, we are playing “the long game,” as it were. Rather than focus on fleeting public policies, politics, performative outrage, and culture wars, the Ciceronian Society seeks to understand and strengthen the local institutions essential to human flourishing through rigorous scholarship, friendship, and intellectual discipleship.
With your support, the Ciceronian Society will be positioned to renew local traditions, inspire a greater sense of place, and recover the intellectual discipleship sorely needed in our faith communities.