Classical Christianity and the Political Order: Reflections on the Theologico-Political Problem

Classical Christianity and the Political Order: Reflections on the Theologico-Political Problem

by Ernest L. Father Fortin
     
 

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In Volume Two of Ernest Fortin: Collected Essays, Fortin deals with the relationship between religion and civil society in a Christian context: that of an essentially nonpolitical but by no means entirely otherwordly religion, many of whose teachings were thought to be fundamentally at odds with the duties of citizenship. Sections focus upon Augustine and

Overview

In Volume Two of Ernest Fortin: Collected Essays, Fortin deals with the relationship between religion and civil society in a Christian context: that of an essentially nonpolitical but by no means entirely otherwordly religion, many of whose teachings were thought to be fundamentally at odds with the duties of citizenship. Sections focus upon Augustine and Aquinas, on Christianity and politics; natural law, natural rights, and social justice; and Leo Strauss and the revival of classical political philosophy. Fortin's treatment of these and related themes betrays a keen awareness of one of the significant intellectual events of our time: the recovery of political philosophy as a legitimate academic discipline.

Editorial Reviews

Mary Ann Glendon
Ernest Fortin possesses that rare combination, found only in the greatest thinkers, of both immense learning and a playful intellect. His essays are grounded, but not confined, in tradition; they are scholarly, but not pedantic. They are eloquent testimony to the eros of the mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847682775
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/07/1996
Series:
Ernest Fortin Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.28(d)

Meet the Author

Father Ernest L. Fortin, one of the nation's foremost thinkers in the fields of philosophy and theology, is professor of theology at Boston College, and the author and editor of numerous books on ancient and medieval philosophy and religion.

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