Michael Novak

Michael Novak died over the weekend. Samuel Gregg has a wonderful tribute at Public Discourse:

For in the end, Novak was always wrestling with distinctly religious questions. As his bestselling Belief and Unbelief illustrates, Novak engaged seriously with those people of good will who struggle to believe that there is a God, let alone the God who is Truth and Love revealed in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. That in turn led Novak to ponder why human beings, made as imago Dei, were capable of such great evil and profound good. And if there was any figure who made the word “saint” real to Novak, it was unquestionably his fellow Slav, Saint John Paul II.

The world has lost a humble spirit and a powerful intellect.

Read the rest of Gregg’s tribute here.