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The Resource Beyond radical secularism : how France and the Christian West should respond to the Islamic challenge, Pierre Manent ; translated by Ralph Hancock ; introduction by Daniel J. Mahoney

Beyond radical secularism : how France and the Christian West should respond to the Islamic challenge, Pierre Manent ; translated by Ralph Hancock ; introduction by Daniel J. Mahoney

Label
Beyond radical secularism : how France and the Christian West should respond to the Islamic challenge
Title
Beyond radical secularism
Title remainder
how France and the Christian West should respond to the Islamic challenge
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Manent ; translated by Ralph Hancock ; introduction by Daniel J. Mahoney
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This is the book that took France by storm upon its publication in the fall of 2015. It was praised by some for its rare combination of tough-mindedness and moderation and attacked by others for suggesting that radical secularism could not provide the political and spiritual resources to address the Islamic challenge. The book is even more relevant after the Parisian terror attacks of November 13, 2015. It is a book that combines permanence and relevance, that addresses a pressing political and civilizational problem in a manner that will endure. Responding to the brutal terror attacks in France in January 2015, Pierre Manent has written a learned, passionate essay that reflects broadly and deeply on the political and religious situation of France and Europe. He freely acknowledges that the West is at war with fanatics who despise liberal and Christian civilization. That war must be conducted with prudent tough-mindedness. At the same time, serious thought must be given to the Islamic question at home and abroad. Concentrating on the French situation, Manent suggests that French Muslims are not entering an 'empty' nation, defined by radical secularism and human rights alone. France has a secular state, as do all the nations of the contemporary West. That is a heritage to be cherished. But the Islamic question will not be 'solved' by transforming Muslims into modern secularists devoid of all religious sensibility. It must be remembered that France is also nation of a 'Christian mark' with a strong Jewish presence, both of which enrich its spiritual and political life. Manent proposes a 'social contract' with France's Muslims that is at once firm and welcoming"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
305.6/97094
Index
index present
LC call number
DC34.5.M87
LC item number
M363 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Beyond radical secularism : how France and the Christian West should respond to the Islamic challenge, Pierre Manent ; translated by Ralph Hancock ; introduction by Daniel J. Mahoney
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Publication
Note
  • English translation of: Situation de la France; published in France in 2015 by Groupe Artaege, Editions Desclaee de Brouwer
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933448978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 124 pages
Isbn
9781587310744
Lccn
2016012548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933448978
Label
Beyond radical secularism : how France and the Christian West should respond to the Islamic challenge, Pierre Manent ; translated by Ralph Hancock ; introduction by Daniel J. Mahoney
Publication
Note
  • English translation of: Situation de la France; published in France in 2015 by Groupe Artaege, Editions Desclaee de Brouwer
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933448978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 124 pages
Isbn
9781587310744
Lccn
2016012548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933448978

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