Autonomy…

Posted June 21, 2016 11:32 pm by Charles Lewis

In the latest Catholic Register, I write about a I talk I heard by the esteemed author and professor of Jewish studies, Rabbi David Novak of the University of Toronto.
The article, Autonomy’s Open Road, goes through Rabbi’s Novak’s arguments against the notion of the autonomous individual.
As most of you know, autonomy has been used to justify all manner of sin, especially in the push to legalize euthanasia. It may be the most dangerous word in the lexicon today.
I quote too from a First Things magazine article that Rabbi Novak wrote in 1997, before the word autonomy became obsessive mantra for

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