In Roman Catholic Political Philosophy author James V. Schall tries to demonstrate that Roman Catholicism and political philosophy--revelation and reason-are not contradictory. It is his contention that political philosophy, the primary focus of the book, asks certain questions about human purpose and destiny that it cannot, by itself, answer. Revelation is the natural complement to these important questions about God, human being, and the world. Schall manages to avoid polemicism or triumphalism as he shows that revelation and political thought contribute to a fuller understanding of each other.
James V. Schall is Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University.
1 Introduction 2 Why Is Political Philosophy Different? 3 On the Paradoxical Place of Political Philosophy in the Structure of Reality 4 The Philosopher's Study of Political Things 5 The Role of Christian Philosophy in Politics 6 On How Revelation Addresses Itself to Politics 7 The Relation of Political Philosophy to Metaphysics and Theology 8 From Curiosity to Pride: On the Experience of Our Own Existence 9 Modernity: What Is It? 10 Revelation, Political Philosophy, and the Generation of Morality 11 Worship and Political Philosophy 12 Roman Catholic Political Philosophy 13 Conclusion Chapter 14 Thirty-three Summary and Concluding Maxims, Principles, and Aphorisms Concerning Roman Catholic Political Philosophy