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A free society reader : principles for the new millennium

Author: Michael Novak; William Brailsford; Cornelius Heesters
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2000.
Series: Religion, politics, and society in the new millennium.
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Confronting the challenges of freedom that has pervaded the world at the turn of the millennium has been for many different reasons, a struggle for people across the world. This reader offers  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Novak; William Brailsford; Cornelius Heesters
ISBN: 0739101439 9780739101438 0739101447 9780739101445
OCLC Number: 43751521
Description: xix, 414 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Michael Novak --
Part I. Preliminaries : John Paul II on liberty. Centesimus Annus : the architecture of freedom / George Weigel --
Behind Centesimus Annus / Rocco Buttiglione --
The liberalism of John Paul II / Richard John Neuhaus --
The philosophy of John Paul II / Michael Novak --
Part II. Economics and the free society. The temple in the polis : faith is not ideology / Maciej Zieba --
The monk and the market : what does a priest need economics for? / Maciej Zieba --
Property and creativity / Richard John Neuhaus --
Christian economics 101 / Rocco Buttiglione --
How Christianity changed political economy / Michael Novak --
The love that moves the sun / Michael Novak --
Part III. Democracy and the free society. Christianity and democracy (Part 1) / Pierre Manent --
Christianity and democracy (Part II) / Pierre Manent --
The Church embraces democracy / Alain Besançon --
A new order of religious freedom / Richard John Neuhaus --
Catholicism and democracy : parsing the other twentieth-century revolution / George Weigel --
The trouble with toleration / Ryszard Legutko --
The Catholic moment / Richard John Neuhaus --
The Pope and the liberal state / Russell Hittinger --
Part IV. Culture and the free society. John Paul II and the priority of culture / George Weigel --
Modern individualism / Pierre Manent --
The liberal paradox : might religion have an answer? / Thomas L. Pangle --
Trite and false tolerance / Philippe Benéton --
Law and liberty in Veritatis Splendor / Russell Hittinger --
Against the adversary culture / Michael Novak --
Truth and liberty : the present crisis in our culture / Michael Novak --
Part V. Documentation. Introduction to The Federalist --
The Federalist papers / James Madison et al. --
Introduction to Democracy in America --
Democracy in America / Alexis de Tocqueville --
Introduction to Centesimus Annus --
Centesimus Annus / John Paul II --
What freedom is : homily in Orioles Park at Camden Yards --
John Paul II on the American experiment --
Letter to the National Prayer Breakfast.
Series Title: Religion, politics, and society in the new millennium.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Novak, William Brailsford, and Cornelius Heesters.


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This reader illuminates the critical questions at the juncture between the failure of socialism and the creation of a new society and economy. The discussion is dazzling, original and profound. It is Read more...

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