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Machiavelli's Gospel : the Critique of Christianity in ""The Prince""

Author: William B Parsons
Publisher: Suffolk : Boydell & Brewer, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new reading of The Prince, arguing that the classic text is neither a scientific treatise on politics nor a patriotic tract but rather an artful, elaborated critique of the dominant religion of his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Parsons, William B.
Machiavelli's Gospel : The Critique of Christianity in ""The Prince"".
Suffolk : Boydell & Brewer, ©2016
Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William B Parsons
ISBN: 9781782046714 1782046712 9781782047339 1782047336
OCLC Number: 952246853
Description: 1 online resource (287 pages)
Contents: Frontcover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Christianity, Christ, and Machiavelli's The Prince --
1 Christianity's Siren Song --
2 Christ's Defective Political Foundations --
3 Hope Is Not Enough --
4 The Prince of War --
5 Machiavelli's Unchristian Virtue --
6 Christ's Ruinous Political Legacy --
7 The Harrowing Redemption of Italy --
Conclusion: Machiavelli's Gospel --
Notes --
Works Cited --
Index.

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This book is a well-written, well-organized effort to uncover the textual sources of Machiavelli's understanding of Christianity. It offers a close and nuanced reading of the relevant texts. Whether Read more...

 
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