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The Resource Modern democracy and the theological-political problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson, by Lee Ward

Modern democracy and the theological-political problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson, by Lee Ward

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Modern democracy and the theological-political problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson
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Modern democracy and the theological-political problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson
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by Lee Ward
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eng
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  • "This study examines the intersection of two philosophical developments that arguably have come to define contemporary life in the liberal democratic west. First, it considers how democracy has transformed historically from being one among several plausible forms of government into the only legitimate and publicly defensible regime. Second, it considers how modern democracy attempts to solve what has been called the 'theological-political problem, ' that is, the competing claims to rule grounded in conflicting appeals to reason and revelation, by determining that consent of the people would replace divine authorization as the source of political authority. Understanding the emergence of modern democracy requires examining the manner in which democratic political thinkers, most importantly Benedict Spinoza, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Thomas Jefferson re-conceptualized the traditional understanding of the relation between politics and religion. This book will show that Spinoza, Rousseau and Jefferson were the three who made the democratic west we know today"--
  • "This study examines the three political philosophers that arguably laid the intellectual foundations for contemporary life in the liberal democratic west: Benedict Spinoza, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Jefferson. These revolutionary thinkers redefined the relation of religion and politics and set modern history on a path of democratic development that continues to this day"--
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1970-
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Ward, Lee
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Recovering political philosophy
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  • Democracy
  • Religion and politics
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Modern democracy and the theological-political problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson, by Lee Ward
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction: A Pre-history of Democracy -- 1. Spinoza and Democracy as the Best Regime -- 2. Rousseau and Democratic Civil Religion -- 3. Thomas Jefferson: Bringing Democracy Down from the Heavens -- Conclusion -- References
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FIEb17649626
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781137475046
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)886489533
Label
Modern democracy and the theological-political problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson, by Lee Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction: A Pre-history of Democracy -- 1. Spinoza and Democracy as the Best Regime -- 2. Rousseau and Democratic Civil Religion -- 3. Thomas Jefferson: Bringing Democracy Down from the Heavens -- Conclusion -- References
Control code
FIEb17649626
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781137475046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)886489533

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