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I think anytime I have read Dallas Willard, I have benefitted immensely.  Today I was reading his essay, "How Reason can Survive the Modern University: The Moral Foundations of Morality" (found here).  In light of Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option, I found the following quote very interesting and helpful:

The details are far from clear to me, but I think something like the development of a community of moral understanding in the Christian tradition must be the answer to our current situation. This seems to me the only thing capable of redeeming reason, of providing the moral substance and understanding that can make the life of reason possible. Though I do not share MacIntryre's philosophy of mind and logic, and believe that the understanding and practical appropriation of moral insight is much freer of specific communities than he supposes (There is a human nature, in my view, and it is fairly obvious.), I am sure that the restoration of moral knowledge to our academic culture will require a certain community of professionals, academics and intellectuals devoted to that cause over a lengthy period of time.

The essays at Willard's website (here) are a goldmine.  They are free, but I still wish someone would put them all together and publish them.  Tolle lege!