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    We Hold These Truths: Catholic Reflections on the American Proposition (Sheed & Ward Classic) (Paperback) By (author) John Courtney S. J. Murray, Foreword by Peter Augustine Lawler

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    DescriptionThe 1960 publication of We Hold These Truths marked a significant event in the history of modern American thought. Since that time, Sheed & Ward has kept the book in print and has published several studies of John Courtney Murray's life and work. We are proud to present a new edition of this classic text, which features a comprehensive introduction by Peter Lawler that places Murray in the context of Catholic and American history and thought while revealing his relevance today. From the new Introduction by Peter Lawler: The Jesuit John Courtney Murray (1904-67) was, in his time, probably the best known and most widely respected American Catholic writer on the relationship between Catholic philosophy and theology and his country's political life. The highpoint of his influence was the publication of We Hold These Truths in the same year as an election of our country's first Catholic president. Those two events were celebrated by a Time cover story (December 12, 1960) on Murray's work and influence. The story's author, Protestant Douglas Auchincloss, reported that it was "The most relentlessly intellectual cover story I've done." His amazingly wide ranging and dense-if not altogether accurate-account of Murray's thought was crowned with a smart and pointed conclusion: "If anyone can help U.S. Catholics and their non-Catholic countrymen toward the disagreement that precedes understanding-John Courtney Murray can." ...Murray's work, of course, is treated with great respect and has had considerable influence, but now it's time to begin to think of him as one of America's very few genuine political philosophers. His disarmingly lucid and accessible prose has caused his book to be widely cited and celebrated, but it still is not well understood. It is both praised and blamed for reconciling Catholic faith with the fundamental premises of American political life. It is praised by liberals for paving the way for Vatican II's embrace of the American idea of religious liberty, and it is


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    Title
    We Hold These Truths
    Subtitle
    Catholic Reflections on the American Proposition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Courtney S. J. Murray, Foreword by Peter Augustine Lawler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780742549012
    ISBN 10: 0742549011
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WZ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHLRCC
    Ingram Subject Code: RR
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CATHOL, THEO/ACADEM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    Ingram Theme: THEO/CATHOL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHLCHS, CLVCLFPLT
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    BISAC V2.8: POL028000
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    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEPHY
    DC21: 261.70882827
    BISAC V2.8: REL084000
    DC22: 261.70882827, 261.7088/28273
    LC classification: BR516 .M84 2005
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    AltaMira Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    AltaMira Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    30 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    California
    Author Information
    Father John Courtney Murray was one of America's foremost theologians. Born in New York City in 1904, he held degrees from Boston College, Woodstock College, and the Gregorian University in Rome, where he received his doctorate in theology. He was professor of theology at Woodstock College and editor of Theological Studies for over twenty-five years.