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The Resource Augustine and the limits of politics, Jean Bethke Elshtain

Augustine and the limits of politics, Jean Bethke Elshtain

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Augustine and the limits of politics
Title
Augustine and the limits of politics
Statement of responsibility
Jean Bethke Elshtain
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Language
eng
Summary
"What is our business "within this common mortal life?" Augustine asks and bids us to ask ourselves. What can Augustine possibly have to say about the conditions that characterize our contemporary society and appear to put democracy in crisis? Who is Augustine for us now and what do his words have to do with political theory? These are the underlying questions that animate Jean Bethke Elshtain's fascinating engagement with the thought and work of Augustine, the ancient thinker who gave no political theory per se and refused to offer up a positive utopia. In exploring the questions, Why Augustine? Why now? Elshtain brings Augustine's thought into the contemporary political arena and presents an Augustine who created a complex moral map that offers space for loyalty, love, and care, as well as a chastened form of civic virtue. The result is a controversial book about one of the world's greatest and more complex thinkers, one whose thought continues to haunt all of Western political philosophy"--Jacket
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ABF
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1941-2013
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Elshtain, Jean Bethke
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1720.A9
LC item number
E57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Frank M. Covey, Jr. Loyola lectures in political analysis
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  • Augustine
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and politics
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Augustine and the limits of politics, Jean Bethke Elshtain
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-133) and index
Control code
39225893
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 143 p.
Isbn
9780268020019
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)39225893
Label
Augustine and the limits of politics, Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-133) and index
Control code
39225893
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 143 p.
Isbn
9780268020019
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)39225893
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