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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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Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elshtain, Jean Bethke
Dewey number
261.7/092
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1720.A9
LC item number
E57 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Frank M. Covey, Jr. Loyola lectures in political analysis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and politics
Label
Augustine and the limits of politics, Jean Bethke Elshtain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-132) and index
Contents
Preface: A Village of the Mind -- 1. Why Augustine? Why Now? -- 2. The Earthly City and Its Discontents -- 3. Against the Pridefulness of Philosophy -- 4. Augustine's Evil; Arendt's Eichmann -- 5. "Our business within this common mortal life": Augustine and a Politics of Limits -- Epilogue: Loving Crazy Horse and Augustine
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 143 p.
Isbn
9780268006457
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95016515
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u987756-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJT-8687
  • ltsw0148145
  • (OCoLC)32543074
Label
Augustine and the limits of politics, Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-132) and index
Contents
Preface: A Village of the Mind -- 1. Why Augustine? Why Now? -- 2. The Earthly City and Its Discontents -- 3. Against the Pridefulness of Philosophy -- 4. Augustine's Evil; Arendt's Eichmann -- 5. "Our business within this common mortal life": Augustine and a Politics of Limits -- Epilogue: Loving Crazy Horse and Augustine
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 143 p.
Isbn
9780268006457
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95016515
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u987756-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJT-8687
  • ltsw0148145
  • (OCoLC)32543074

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