Joshua Hren

Joshua Hren, Ph.D. is founder of Wiseblood Books as well as co-founder and assistant director of the Honors College at Belmont Abbey, teaching and writing at the intersections of political philosophy and literature and Christianity and culture. Joshua has published numerous essays and poems in First Things, America, Commonweal, Crisis, Touchstone, New Oxford Review, and LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture. Joshua's first scholarly book is Middle-earth and the Return of the Common Good: J.R.R. Tolkien and Political Philosophy. His first collection of short stories, This Our Exile (Angelico Press) received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Christianity and Literature Book of the Year Award. His second collection of short stories, In the Wine Press, was published in May of 2020. In January of 2021, TAN Books will publish his book How to Read (and Write) Like a Catholic.

Recent Essays

Reading the Bourgeois Mind with Léon Bloy

Léon Bloy delivers satires that aim to liberate souls from cages they did not even know they occupied.

Saint Thinkery University for Unlimited Personalized Execution, or, STUUPE©

In my elder, more invulnerable years, when the Untied States had finally established a formal E. Unibus Pluram, I was appointed by lot to assume the position of SAT (Self-Actualizing Therapist[1]) at Saint Thinkery University for Unlimited Personalized Execution.