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The Resource The spirit of religion and the spirit of liberty : the Tocqueville thesis revisited, edited by Michael Zuckert

The spirit of religion and the spirit of liberty : the Tocqueville thesis revisited, edited by Michael Zuckert

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The spirit of religion and the spirit of liberty : the Tocqueville thesis revisited
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The spirit of religion and the spirit of liberty
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the Tocqueville thesis revisited
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edited by Michael Zuckert
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eng
Summary
Tocqueville's thesis on the relation between religion and liberty could hardly be timelier. From events in the Middle East and the spread of Islamist violence in the name of religion to the mandated coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the interaction between religion and politics has once again become central to political life. Tocqueville, facing the coming of a new social and political order within the traditional society that was France, faced this relation between politics and religion with freshness and relevance. He was particularly interested in reporting to his French compatriots on how the Americans had successfully resolved what, to many Frenchmen, looked to be an insuperable conflict. His surprising thesis was that the right kind of arrangement a certain kind of separation of church and state that was not also a complete separation of religion and politics could be seen in nineteenth century America to be beneficial to both liberty and religion. This volume investigates whether Tocqueville's depiction was valid for the America he investigated in the 1830s and whether it remains valid today. --
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non fiction
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1942-
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Zuckert, Michael P.
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  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Religion and politics
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The spirit of religion and the spirit of liberty : the Tocqueville thesis revisited, edited by Michael Zuckert
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction : the Tocqueville thesis / Michael Zuckert -- Tocqueville’s American thesis and the new science of politics / Aristide Tessitore -- Tocqueville, religion, and "Democracy in America" : some essential questions / James T. Schleifer – Tocqueville’s "America," Beaumont’s "slavery," and the United States in 1831-22 / Mark A. Noll -- Tocqueville, Pascal, and the transcendent horizon / Alexander Jech -- On individualism, authority, and democracy as a new form of religion : a few Tocquevillian reflections / Aurelian Craiutu, Matthew N. Holbreich – Tocqueville’s pendulum : thoughts on religion, liberty, and reason in democratic times / Eduardo Nolla -- Checks and balances for democratic souls : Alexis de Tocqueville on religion in democratic societies / Alan S. Kahan -- Tocqueville on religion and liberty / Harvey C. Mansfield -- Religion, civic education, and conformity / Dana Villa -- The saving minimum? : Tocqueville on the role of religion in America, then and now / Catherine Zuckert
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ocn976900282
Dimensions
23 cm
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viii, 274 pages
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9780226490670
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)976900282
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The spirit of religion and the spirit of liberty : the Tocqueville thesis revisited, edited by Michael Zuckert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Tocqueville thesis / Michael Zuckert -- Tocqueville’s American thesis and the new science of politics / Aristide Tessitore -- Tocqueville, religion, and "Democracy in America" : some essential questions / James T. Schleifer – Tocqueville’s "America," Beaumont’s "slavery," and the United States in 1831-22 / Mark A. Noll -- Tocqueville, Pascal, and the transcendent horizon / Alexander Jech -- On individualism, authority, and democracy as a new form of religion : a few Tocquevillian reflections / Aurelian Craiutu, Matthew N. Holbreich – Tocqueville’s pendulum : thoughts on religion, liberty, and reason in democratic times / Eduardo Nolla -- Checks and balances for democratic souls : Alexis de Tocqueville on religion in democratic societies / Alan S. Kahan -- Tocqueville on religion and liberty / Harvey C. Mansfield -- Religion, civic education, and conformity / Dana Villa -- The saving minimum? : Tocqueville on the role of religion in America, then and now / Catherine Zuckert
Control code
ocn976900282
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780226490670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)976900282

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