15 hours ago
It must not be forgotten that this new social doctrine has come not to destroy but to fulfill whatever is true in the old individualistic conceptions. In other words, the modern point of view which is affecting so profoundly the relation of man to society may also be described as a more adequate realization of the nature of individuality. It shows how completely the concrete content of individuality is social. Read Along: https://www.nationalreformation.org/post/the-social-nature-of-thinking Written by James E. Creighton Narrated by Joshua Noyer Creighton, J. E. “The Social Nature of Thinking.” The Philosophical Review 27, no. 3 (1918): 274. https://doi.org/10.2307/2178799
2 days ago
The argument I put forward in this paper is that, despite the surface similarities and apparent continuity between contemporary forms of protest to their historical progenitors, there is a darker and more sinister nature to what we’ve seen over the last few years in comparison to the past. Written and Narrated by Joshua Noyer Read Along: https://www.nationalreformation.org/post/down-with-the-protest-warriors More from Noyer: https://www.nationalreformation.org/chronicles/categories/noyers-thoughts
5 days ago
"The essence of any community is a mutual recognition that as a collective we all share a common history, wants, and concerns; that you recognize in your neighbor a bond which transcends the visibly obvious, that he lives in close proximity to you." Written and Narrated by Joshua Noyer Read Along: https://www.nationalreformation.org/post/some-thoughts-on-minneapolis
Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
Hosts: Eliot Girardi, Johns Savage Participant: Joshua Noyer
Wednesday Oct 06, 2021
"For our purposes, the community is a being that attempts to accomplish something in time and through the deeds of its members. These deeds belong to the life which each member regards as, in ideal, his own." Written by Josiah Royce Narrated by Joshua Noyer Read Along: https://www.nationalreformation.org/post/the-ideal-self-and-the-community-of-time “Pp. 60-67.” The Problem of Christianity Lectures Delivered at the Lowell Institute in Boston, and at Manchester College, Oxford Vol II, by Josiah Royce, Macmillan, 1914.
Saturday Oct 02, 2021
"The rule that time is needed for the formation of a conscious community is a rule which finds its extremely familiar analogy within the life of every individual human self. Each one of us knows that he just now, at this instant, cannot find more than a mere fragment of himself present. The self comes down to us from its own past. It needs and is a history. Each of us can see that his own idea of himself as this person is inseparably bound up with his view of his own former life, of the plans that he formed, of the fortunes that fashioned him, and of the accomplishments which in turn he has fashioned for himself. A self is, by its very essence, a being with a past." Written by Josiah Royce Narrated by Joshua Noyer Read Along: https://www.nationalreformation.org/post/community-of-time “Pp. 35-53.” The Problem of Christianity Lectures Delivered at the Lowell Institute in Boston, and at Manchester College, Oxford Vol II, by Josiah Royce, Macmillan, 1914.
Tuesday Sep 28, 2021
Host: Joshua NoyerParticipants: Brandon Lenig, Eliot Girardi, John Savage
Thursday Sep 23, 2021
"We are apt to speak and act as if freedom were a negative term, as if it meant freedom from, instead of freedom to. And so, there is a great deal of mutual complacency, of easy-going live and let live, and a spineless tolerance of wrong that does not directly and obviously touch us as individuals." Written by Charles Bakewell Narrated by Joshua Noyer Read Along: https://www.nationalreformation.org/post/novum-itinerarium-mentis-in-deum Bakewell, Charles M. “Novum Itinerarium MENTIS in Deum.” The Philosophical Review 25, no. 3 (1916): 255
Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
"The idea that master and man, the so-called employer and employee, are in opposition to each other must disappear. They must learn that they belong to each other, that they must collaborate harmoniously in human society for their mutual good and for the good of the community as a whole." Written by Egelbert Dollfuss Narrated by Joshua Noyer Read Along: https://www.nationalreformation.org/post/thoughts-on-corporatism
Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Host Joshua Noyer - Joined by Eliot Girardi and John Savage
About the NRP
At its core, National Reformationism is the acknowledgement that everything has its place and purpose within society; at its core, the Nation, State, and Society are all products of the structure of individuals. Just as the individual, so is the State composed of a myriad of body parts and organs, all with separate functions and purposes but existing within a functional whole and having no meaning outside of that whole. The nation exists only through the State and has no meaning or purpose outside of the State. All individuals, groups, and organizations exist as part of something greater than themselves and are only able to find meaning as part of a larger whole. This is not to imply that the individual supersedes the collective units s/he’s a part of. That would be putting the parts before the whole. It does imply, however, that the individual sees these collective units as a manifestation of himself/herself -the relations between the whole and its parts; the tendency towards unification, and the destruction of collective units without a common purpose. All of these resemble either the health or lack thereof of the individual when he/she lacks or has in abundance inward unity. Otherwise stated and consistently with the unity of opposites, the parts exist in terms of the whole, and the whole exists in terms of its parts. Here is an organism.