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The Resource As if God existed : religion and liberty in the history of Italy, Maurizio Viroli ; translated by Alberto Nones, (electronic resource)

As if God existed : religion and liberty in the history of Italy, Maurizio Viroli ; translated by Alberto Nones, (electronic resource)

Label
As if God existed : religion and liberty in the history of Italy
Title
As if God existed
Title remainder
religion and liberty in the history of Italy
Statement of responsibility
Maurizio Viroli ; translated by Alberto Nones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Religion and liberty are often thought to be mutual enemies: if religion has a natural ally, it is authoritarianism--not republicanism or democracy. But in this book, Maurizio Viroli, a leading historian of republican political thought, challenges this conventional wisdom. He argues that political emancipation and the defense of political liberty have always required the self-sacrifice of people with religious sentiments and a religious devotion to liberty. This is particularly the case when liberty is threatened by authoritarianism: the staunchest defenders of liberty are those who feel a de
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Viroli, Maurizio
Dewey number
320.94501/1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberty
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion and state
Label
As if God existed : religion and liberty in the history of Italy, Maurizio Viroli ; translated by Alberto Nones, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Republics protected by God -- Images of the civil religion -- Republican and monarchical religion -- A religion that instills virtue -- Sacred laws and sacred republics -- Republican religion and religious reform -- A religion to live free -- Within the soul -- The twilight of republican religion -- Without God -- After the revolution -- The new alliance -- Literature and hymns of the religion of liberty -- Apostles and martyrs -- Masters -- Regrets and the quest for new faiths -- Two clashing religions -- In the name of Christ -- Inner liberty -- The religion of liberty -- A religion that instills hope -- The religion of duty -- As if God existed -- Only a god can expel a god -- Leaving life -- Twilight
Control code
ocn827890212
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400845514
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786613852410
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827890212
Label
As if God existed : religion and liberty in the history of Italy, Maurizio Viroli ; translated by Alberto Nones, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Republics protected by God -- Images of the civil religion -- Republican and monarchical religion -- A religion that instills virtue -- Sacred laws and sacred republics -- Republican religion and religious reform -- A religion to live free -- Within the soul -- The twilight of republican religion -- Without God -- After the revolution -- The new alliance -- Literature and hymns of the religion of liberty -- Apostles and martyrs -- Masters -- Regrets and the quest for new faiths -- Two clashing religions -- In the name of Christ -- Inner liberty -- The religion of liberty -- A religion that instills hope -- The religion of duty -- As if God existed -- Only a god can expel a god -- Leaving life -- Twilight
Control code
ocn827890212
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400845514
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786613852410
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827890212

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