Fortin, Ernest L.; Benestad, J. Brian [editor]. Classical Christianity and the Political Order: Reflections on the Theologico-Political Problem. (Ernest Fortin: Collected Essays, Volume 2). New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1996. ISBN: 9780847682768. [2932[
Good blue hardcover, tight, clean and unmarked text, former owner's signature on the ffep. No dj. Top back corner tip of binding worn through. Good. Hardcover.
"In Volume Two of Ernest Fortin: Collected Essays, Fortin deals with the relationship between religion and civil society in a Christian context: that of an essentially nonpolitical but by no means entirely otherwordly religion, many of whose teachings were thought to be fundamentally at odds with the duties of citizenship. Sections focus upon Augustine and Aquinas, on Christianity and politics; natural law, natural rights, and social justice; and Leo Strauss and the revival of classical political philosophy. Fortin's treatment of these and related themes betrays a keen awareness of one of the significant intellectual events of our time: the recovery of political philosophy as a legitimate academic discipline." - publisher.