The Dignity of Humanity

“A law of entropy governs societies. They rise to power and affluence and then they begin to decline as individualism saps the collective spirit that brought them to greatness in the first place. When this happens, only a countercultural force can revive flagging energies, renew institutions, defeat cynicism, generate trust and restore altruism. The Abrahamic monotheisms are the most powerful countercultural forces the world has ever known because they speak to something indelible in the human spirit: the dignity of humanity as the image of God.”

The Great Partnership, Chapter 8, p. 141