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For half a century, Ernest Fortin's scholarship has charmed and educated theologians and philosophers with its intellectual search for the best way to live. Written by friends, colleagues, and students of Fortin, this book pays tribute to a remarkable thinker in a series of essays that bear eloquent testimony to Fortin's influence and his legacy. A formidable commentator on Catholic philosophical and political thought, Ernest Fortin inspired others with his restless inquiries beyond the boundaries of conventional...

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For half a century, Ernest Fortin's scholarship has charmed and educated theologians and philosophers with its intellectual search for the best way to live. Written by friends, colleagues, and students of Fortin, this book pays tribute to a remarkable thinker in a series of essays that bear eloquent testimony to Fortin's influence and his legacy. A formidable commentator on Catholic philosophical and political thought, Ernest Fortin inspired others with his restless inquiries beyond the boundaries of conventional scholarship. With essays on subjects ranging across philosophy, political science, literature, and theology Gladly to Learn and Gladly to Teach reflects the astonishing depth and breadth of Fortin's contribution to contemporary thought.

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Michael P. Foley is Visiting Professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Douglas Kries is Professor of Humanities at Gonzaga University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Athens and Jerusalem Chapter 3 The Paradox of Christian Tradition Chapter 4 Philosophy and Belief Chapter 5 The Jerusalem of Medieval Jewish Philosophy Chapter 6 Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Historicism in Pope John Paul II's Fides et Ratio Part 7 Christianity and Politics Chapter 8 Tra feltro e feltro: Whence Dante's Greyhound? Chapter 9 On Christianity and Political Life: Shakespeare's Henry V Chapter 10 In the Wake of Enlightenment: The Catholic Church and Thomas Hobbes Part 11 Ancients and Moderns Chapter 12 Moderation and the Common Good in Ancient and Modern Thought Chapter 13 Rights, Duties, and the Problem of Humility Chapter 14 Ancient and Modern Political Rationalism in the Thought of Leo Strauss Chapter 15 Prudence and the Legislative Art in Book II of Aristotle's Politics Chapter 16 Augustine's Confessions as Autobiography: Pre-Modern or Modern? Chapter 17 Eternity and Time Part 18 The Challenges of Modern Democracy Chapter 19 Washington and the Founding of Constitutional Democracy Chapter 20 Kant on Democratic Honor Chapter 21 Political Correctness Chapter 22 True Esotericism Part 23 The Life and Work of Ernest Fortin Chapter 24 Interview with Ernest Fortin and Photographs of His Life Chapter 25 Bibliography of the Writings of Ernest Fortin

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