Against the Grain: Christianity and Democracy, War and Peace / Edition 1

Against the Grain: Christianity and Democracy, War and Peace / Edition 1

by George Weigel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824524489

ISBN-13: 9780824524487

Pub. Date: 04/25/2008

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company


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

Overview


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 society as he makes a powerful case for the role of moral reasoning in meeting the threats to human dignity posed by debonair nihilism, jihadist violence, and the brave new world of manufactured men and women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824524487
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/25/2008
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Against Several Grains     1
The Free and Virtuous Society     11
The Sovereignty of Christ and the Public Church     37
Diognetus Revisited, or, What the Church Asks of the World     64
The Paradoxes of Disentanglement     85
Is Political Theology Safe for Democracy?     109
Popes, Power, and Politics     131
Two Ideas of Freedom     155
Thinking World Politics: A Catholic Optic     176
Moral Clarity in a Time of War     200
Just War and the Iraq Wars - I     224
Just War and the Iraq Wars - II     250
Is Europe Dying? Secularist Shibboleths and the Future of the West     270
Acknowledgments     299
About the Author     303
Notes     305
Index     327

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