Desiring a Better Country Paperback

Forays in Political Theology

by Douglas Farrow;

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Desiring a Better Country

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Douglas Farrow seldom shies from controversy. Discussing several hot-button issues such as religion in public life, educational freedom, human rights, and the definition of marriage, Farrow challenges the common misconception that secular institutions can be religiously neutral. Inspired by current legal, political, and philosophical debates in North America, Desiring a Better Country engages leading political thinkers from Augustine to John Rawls and John Courtney Murray, contemporary political figures such as Michael Ignatieff and Justin Trudeau, as well as legal scholars and Supreme Court judgments. Writing from a Catholic perspective, Farrow also incorporates contributions from the Church's pre- and post-Vatican II teaching. His arguments treat five pressing issues: the grounding of human rights, the dislocation of the goods of marriage, the incoherence of normative pluralism, the uncertain future of religious freedom, and the peculiar liberty of the Church. Provocatively written, well-informed, and relevant to current affairs, Desiring a Better Country is a timely intervention in debates on religion, civil society, and the state.

Desiring a Better Country by Douglas Farrow was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in October 2015. The ISBN for Desiring a Better Country is 9780773545854.

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Details for Desiring a Better Country

Page last updated 23rd May 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherMcGill-Queen's University Press (October 2015)
Number of Pages192
Thickness15 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4338309
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