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As if God existed : religion and liberty in the history of Italy

Author: Maurizio Viroli
Publisher: Princeton, N.J : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:As If God Existed.

Religion and liberty are often thought to be mutual enemies. This title argues that political emancipation and the defense of political liberty have always required the self-sacrifice of people with  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurizio Viroli
ISBN: 9780691142357 0691142351
OCLC Number: 812374602
In: Viroli, Maurizio
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: Preface to the English Edition xi Introduction 1 Part I A Republican Christianity 1 Republics Protected by God 15 2 Images of the Civil Religion 21 3 Republican and Monarchical Religion 29 4 A Religion That Instills Virtue 33 5 Sacred Laws and Sacred Republics 37 6 Republican Religion and Religious Reform 45 7 A Religion to Live Free 52 8 Within the Soul 62 9 The Twilight of Republican Religion 72 Part II Religious Rebirth and National Emancipation 10 Without God 89 11 After the Revolution 103 12 The New Alliance 115 13 Literature and Hymns of the Religion of Liberty 126 14 Apostles and Martyrs 140 15 Masters 145 16 Regrets and the Quest for New Faiths 154 Part III They Got Too Close to the Light 17 Two Clashing Religions 175 18 In the Name of Christ 186 19 Inner Liberty 200 20 The Religion of Liberty 214 21 A Religion That Instills Hope 226 22 The Religion of Duty 235 23 As If God Existed 249 24 Only a God Can Expel a God 259 25 Leaving Life 268 26 Twilight 275 Notes 283 Index 329
Other Titles: Come se Dio ci fosse.
Responsibility: Maurizio Viroli; translated by Alberto Nones.


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"In this thought-provoking book, Viroli contends that religion and liberty are not incompatible."--Choice "[T]he book is a very welcome addition to ongoing debates and will remind readers of a strand Read more...

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