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The Resource Democratic faith, Patrick J. Deneen

Democratic faith, Patrick J. Deneen

Label
Democratic faith
Title
Democratic faith
Statement of responsibility
Patrick J. Deneen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The American political reformer Herbert Croly wrote, "For better or worse, democracy cannot be disentangled from an aspiration toward human perfectibility." Democratic Faith is at once a trenchant analysis and a powerful critique of this underlying assumption that informs democratic theory. Patrick Deneen argues that among democracy's most ardent supporters there is an oft-expressed belief in the need to "transform" human beings in order to reconcile the sometimes disappointing reality of human self-interest with the democratic ideal of selfless commitment
  • This "transformative impulse" is frequently couched in religious language, such as the need for political "redemption." This is all the more striking given the frequent accompanying condemnation of traditional religious belief that informs the "democratic faith."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deneen, Patrick J.
Dewey number
321.8/01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.D382 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New forum books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
Label
Democratic faith, Patrick J. Deneen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Faith in man -- Democratic transformation -- Democracy as trial : toward a critique of democratic faith -- Protagoras unbound : the democratic mythology of Protagoras's "great speech" -- Civil religion and the democratic faith of Rousseau -- American faith : the translation of religious faith to democratic faith -- "A pattern laid up in heaven" : Plato's democratic ideal -- The only permanent state : Tocqueville on religion and democracy -- Hope in America : the chastened faith of Reinhold Niebuhr and Christopher Lasch -- Conclusion : a model of democratic charity
Control code
56632141
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780691118710
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper : cl.)
Lccn
2004058964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Democratic faith, Patrick J. Deneen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Faith in man -- Democratic transformation -- Democracy as trial : toward a critique of democratic faith -- Protagoras unbound : the democratic mythology of Protagoras's "great speech" -- Civil religion and the democratic faith of Rousseau -- American faith : the translation of religious faith to democratic faith -- "A pattern laid up in heaven" : Plato's democratic ideal -- The only permanent state : Tocqueville on religion and democracy -- Hope in America : the chastened faith of Reinhold Niebuhr and Christopher Lasch -- Conclusion : a model of democratic charity
Control code
56632141
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780691118710
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper : cl.)
Lccn
2004058964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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