Tocqueville, democracy, and religion: checks and balances for democratic souls

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 A...

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Main Author: Kahan, Alan S. 1959-
Contributors: Tocqueville, Alexis de 1805-1859 (Other)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford [u.a.] Oxford University Press 2015
Edition:1. ed.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Tocqueville, Alexis de 1805-1859 / Religion / Democracy
Further subjects:B United States Politics and government Philosophy
B Democracy Religious aspects Christianity
B Tocqueville, Alexis de 1805-1859 Political and social views
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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--
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
ISBN:0199681155