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Tranquillitas Ordinis: The Present Failure and Future Promise of American Catholic Thought on War and Peace Paperback – May 4, 1989


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 4, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019505914X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195059144
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,247,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Weigel, president of the James Madison Foundation, first outlines a sophisticated view of war and peace developed from church tradition by American Catholics, especially John Courtney Murray, and based on the concept of peace as "dynamic, rightly ordered political community." He then shows how, after Vatican Council II, Dorothy Day, Gordon Zahn, the Berrigans, James Douglass, J. Bryan Hehir, and, finally, the American bishops abandoned this view for "personalist/conversionist understandings of peace." The wealth of information makes the survey valuable, but Weigel is disappointingly vague on the precise differences between the "traditional" view and the "failures" of American Catholics since the Council. W. Charles Heiser, S.J., St. Louis Univ. Lib.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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About the Author:
George Weigel is President of the James Madison Foundation in Washington, D.C. and Editor of American Purpose. He served as Scholar-in-Residence at the World Without War Council of Greater Seattle from 1977-1984 and before that as Assistant Professor of Theology at St. Thomas Seminary from 1975-1977.

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