The Modern Papacy (Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers)

The Modern Papacy (Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers)

By: Samuel Gregg (author)Paperback

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Since the dawn of the Enlightenment, modernity and the Papacy have experienced a difficult though never severed relationship. The Modern Papacy goes beyond the caricatures to demonstrate how the popes - specifically John Paul II and Benedict XVI - have articulated a sophisticated critique of the post-Enlightenment world, one that acknowledges the real progress made in modernity while simultaneously highlighting its political and philosophical shortcomings. Far from falling on deaf ears, the nature of their engagement with the modern world has sparked criticism and praise from Catholics and non-Catholics alike - sometimes in surprising ways. Whether the subject is faith and reason, religion and the modern sciences, the roots and future of Europe, or the origin and ends of human freedom, John Paul II and Benedict XVI pose questions that simply cannot be ignored, regardless of whether one likes their answers.

About Author

Samuel Gregg is Director of Research at the Acton Institute. He is the author of several books, including Morality, Law, and Public Policy (2000), Economic Thinking for the Theologically Minded (2001), On Ordered Liberty (2003), The Commercial Society (2007), as well as monographs such as Ethics and Economics: The Quarrel and the Dialogue (1999), A Theory of Corruption (2004), and Banking, Justice, and the Common Good (2005).

Contents

Series Introduction Series Editor's Preface Author's Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Encountering Modernity In Enlightenment's Wake From 'Intransigence' to Critical Engagement From Engagement to Crisis A Philosopher from Krakow A Theologian of Land Bayern A New Papacy, A Distinct Agenda Chapter 2. Against the Dissolution of Man Restoring Wisdom to Reason, and Faith in Reason A Crisis of Truth and Freedom Returning Europe to Europe Seeking Responses Chapter 3. Inside the Modern Areopagus Restorationists, Accomodationists, and Liberationists Modernity Critics, New Natural Lawyers, and Catholic Whigs Secular Rejection, Secular Engagement A New Terrain Chapter 4. Paradoxes of Enlightenment Enlightenment, Progress, and Ideologies of Evil Benedict at Regensburg A Wider Agenda Twenty-First Century Challenges Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781441136848
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781441136848
  • weight: 253
  • ISBN10: 1441136843

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