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Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion [electronic resource]: Checks and Balances for Democratic Souls

Alan S. Kahan
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780199681150, 0199681155
Summary
A ground-breaking study of the views of the greatest theorist of democracy writing about one of our most pressing issues. Alan S. Kahan, a leading Tocqueville scholar, shows how Tocqueville's analysis of religion is simultaneously deeply rooted in his thoughts on nineteenth-century France and America and pertinent to us today--
Contents
  • Introduction. 1. Theory: Tocqueville the moralist
  • Enlightened and romantic roots of Tocqueville's moral science
  • Democratic grandeur
  • Checks and balances for democratic souls, religion and freedom
  • Alternative spiritualities and alternatives to spirituality. 2. Applications: Religion in America
  • Religion in France
  • Religion elsewhere
  • Tocqueville today. Appendix: methodology. Bibliography. Index.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230) and index (pages 231-246)
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