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By Douglas Farrow

Douglas Farrow seldom shies from controversy. Discussing a number of hot-button concerns equivalent to faith in public existence, academic freedom, human rights, and the definition of marriage, Farrow demanding situations the typical false impression that secular associations may be religiously neutral.

Inspired by way of present felony, political, and philosophical debates in North the US, wanting a greater kingdom engages major political thinkers from Augustine to John Rawls and John Courtney Murray, modern political figures reminiscent of Michael Ignatieff and Justin Trudeau, in addition to criminal students and ultimate court docket judgments. Writing from a Catholic viewpoint, Farrow additionally contains contributions from the Church's pre- and post-Vatican II educating. His arguments deal with 5 urgent matters: the grounding of human rights, the dislocation of the products of marriage, the incoherence of normative pluralism, the doubtful way forward for spiritual freedom, and the unusual liberty of the Church.

Provocatively written, well-informed, and suitable to present affairs, wanting a greater state is a well timed intervention in debates on faith, civil society, and the state.

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