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Against the grain : Christianity and democracy, war and peace

Author: George Weigel
Publisher: New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., ©2008.
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Cutting against the grain of conventional wisdom, New York Times bestseller, George Weigel, offers a compelling look at the ways in which Catholic social teaching sheds light on the challenges of peace, the problem of pluralism, the quest for human rights, and the defense of liberty. In this major contribution one of America's most prominent intellectuals offers a meticulous analysis of the foundations of the free  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weigel, George, 1951-
Against the grain.
New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., ©2008
(OCoLC)607811024
Online version:
Weigel, George, 1951-
Against the grain.
New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., ©2008
(OCoLC)608930386
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Weigel
ISBN: 9780824524487 0824524489
OCLC Number: 179813913
Description: x, 339 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Against several grains --
The free and virtuous society --
The sovereignty of Christ and the public church --
Diognetus revisited, or, what the church asks of the world --
The paradoxes of disentanglement --
Is political theology safe for democracy? --
Popes, power, and politics --
Two ideas of freedom --
Thinking world politics: a Catholic optic --
Moral clarity in a time of war --
Just war and the Iraq wars I --
Just war and the Iraq wars II --
Is Europe dying? Secularist shibboleths and the future of the West.
Responsibility: George Weigel.
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