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The Resource The theological basis of liberal modernity in Montesquieu's Spirit of the laws, Thomas L. Pangle

The theological basis of liberal modernity in Montesquieu's Spirit of the laws, Thomas L. Pangle

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The theological basis of liberal modernity in Montesquieu's Spirit of the laws
Title
The theological basis of liberal modernity in Montesquieu's Spirit of the laws
Statement of responsibility
Thomas L. Pangle
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Spirit of the Laws--Montesquieu's huge, complex, and enormously influential work--is considered one of the central texts of the Enlightenment, laying the foundation for the liberally democratic political regimes that were to embody its values. In his penetrating analysis, Thomas L. Pangle brilliantly argues that the inherently theological project of Enlightenment liberalism is made more clearly--and more consequentially-- in Spirit than in any other work. In a probing and careful reading, Pangle shows how Montesquieu believed that rationalism, through the influence of liberal institutions and the spread of commercial culture, would secularize human affairs. At the same time, Pangle uncovers Montesquieu's views about the origins of humanity's religious impulse and his confidence that political and economic security would make people less likely to sacrifice worldly well-being for otherworldly hopes. With the interest in the theological aspects of political theory and practice showing no signs of diminishing, this book is a timely and insightful contribution to one of the key achievements of Enlightenment thought."--Publisher's website
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ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pangle, Thomas L
Dewey number
320
Index
index present
LC call number
JC179.M8
LC item number
P36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
  • Political science
Label
The theological basis of liberal modernity in Montesquieu's Spirit of the laws, Thomas L. Pangle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Montesquieu's Point of Departure -- The Theological Significance of Despotism -- The Theological Significance of Republics and Monarchies -- From Classical Civil Religion -- Commerce and the Great Theological Experiment
Control code
457149431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780226645490
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009040635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)457149431
Label
The theological basis of liberal modernity in Montesquieu's Spirit of the laws, Thomas L. Pangle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Montesquieu's Point of Departure -- The Theological Significance of Despotism -- The Theological Significance of Republics and Monarchies -- From Classical Civil Religion -- Commerce and the Great Theological Experiment
Control code
457149431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780226645490
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009040635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)457149431

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