A Free Society Reader

A Free Society Reader : Principles for the New Millennium

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A Free Society Reader rises to the challenge of freedom in the twenty-first century, offering thoughts and insights with significant implications for citizens of today's brand new world. Our era's most prominent figures in the fields of Christianity and liberty speak about Pope John Paul II's vision of a free society, conceptualize Christianity and political economy, debate issues of democracy and the free society, and question the role of culture. Together for the first time in one volume, these preeminent thinkers provide inspiration and insight to scholars, students, and general readers charting the enormous changes the new millennium has seen.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 148.1 x 227.8 x 22.4mm | 597.18g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739101447
  • 9780739101445

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction by Michael Novak Part 2 Preliminaries: John Paul II on Liberty Chapter 3 Centesimus Annus: The Architecture of Freedom Chapter 4 Behind Centesimus Annus Chapter 5 The Liberalism of John Paul II Chapter 6 The Philosophy of John Paul II Part 7 Economics and the Free Society Chapter 8 The Temple in the Polis: Faith Is Not Ideology Chapter 9 The Monk and the Market: What Does a Priest Need Economics For? Chapter 10 Property and Creativity Chapter 11 Christian Economics 101 Chapter 12 How Christianity Changed Political Economy Chapter 13 The Love That Moves the Sun Part 14 Democracy and the Free Society Chapter 15 Christianity and Democracy (Part I) Chapter 16 Christianity and Democracy (Part II) Chapter 17 The Church Embraces Democracy Chapter 18 A New Order of Religious Freedom Chapter 19 Catholicism and Democracy: Parsing the Other Twentieth-Century Revolution Chapter 20 The Trouble with Toleration Chapter 21 The Catholic Moment Chapter 22 The Pope and the Liberal State Part 23 Culture and the Free Society Chapter 24 John Paul II and the Priority of Culture Chapter 25 Modern Individualism Chapter 26 The Liberal Paradox: Must Religion Have an Answer? Chapter 27 True and False Tolerance Chapter 28 Law and Liberty in Veritatis Splendor Chapter 29 Against the Adversary Culture Chapter 30 Truth and Liberty: The Present Crisis in Our Culture Part 31 Documentation Chapter 32 Federalist Papers Chapter 33 Democracy in America Chapter 34 Centesimus Annus Chapter 35 What Freedom Is: Homily in Orioles Park at Camden Yards Chapter 36 John Paul II on the American Experiment Chapter 37 Letter to the National Prayer Breakfast
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This reader illuminates the critical questions at the juncture between the failure of socialism and the creation of a new society and economy. The discussion is dazzling, original and profound. It is exciting reading. -- Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Georgetown University and the American Enterprise Institute Slowly, steadily, powerfully, a new way of thinking about the relationships among religion, ethics, politics, and economics has emerged in the past several decades. There is no better introduction to the creative groups of thinkers who are forging this new movement, which is as concerned for virtue and responsibility as much as it is for prosperity and liberty. -- Robert Royal, Ethics and Public Policy Center
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About Michael Novak

Michael Novak, the 1994 winner of the Templeton Prize, holds a chair at the American Enterprise Institute and is the author of more than twenty-five books. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Forbes magazine. William Brailsford was on the senior staff of the Ethics and Public Policy Center from 1991-1998 and is a columnist for the Washington Times. Cornelis Heesters is a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute.
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