Notes on Humanity: Faith, Reason, Certainty / Edition 2

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These reflections on faith, reason and certainty have the purpose of engaging again, if not anew, the fundamental intellectual elements of western civilization. The great works which are the basis of this book are the residue of humanity's engagement with these elemental ideas.

Author Biography: R.W. Carstens is Professor of Political Science at Ohio Dominican College in Columbus, Ohio.

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Victor L. Worsfold
This book is an excellent introduction to the problem of understanding the notion of humanity, especially for freshmen coming to courses on Western Civilization for the first time...Well-written, with a challenging vocabulary...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761826101
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 10/20/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

R.W. Carstens is Professor of Political Science at Ohio Dominican College in Columbus, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Nature of a Liberal Arts Education Chapter 2 The Idea of Reason: A Constraining Grace Chapter 3 The Covenant of Faith: The Judeo-Christian Experience; The Church and the Empire: Augustus to Augustine Chapter 4 The Medieval Synthesis: The Order of Christian Humanism Chapter 5 The Ideal of Civil Life: From the Medievals to the Renaissance Chapter 6 The Reformed Reason: From Reformation to Enlightenment Chapter 7 The Baroque: Politics of Faith Chapter 8 The Age of Reason and Revolution Chapter 9 Conclusion: The Myth and the Mountain

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