Liberty: Rethinking an Imperiled Ideal

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 28 בספט׳ 2007 - 407 עמודים
Liberty is a dangerous concept. It??'s sure to be misused and, if left unchecked, will likely bring not social harmony and happiness but their opposites. Nonetheless, liberty is absolutely necessary: without it there can be no authentic community. People are not free to do the right thing unless they are free to do the wrong thing; if they can???t be wrong, they can???t be right.

Thus does Glenn Tinder, in this provocative work, argue emphatically for ???negative liberty??? ? the liberty that wants primarily to be left alone, with the authorities interfering as little as possible in the lives of people ? and against ???positive liberty??? ? a liberty that seeks to guide people into a ???fulfilling??? life.

One of America's major thinkers on Civic life, Tinder approaches the ideal of liberty with a blend of pervasive pessimism and strong optimism. He writes from an open, nondogmatic Christian point of view, believing strongly in reason and in the primary importance of free communication and dialogue, and he insists that Christians can learn from such non-Christians as Nietzsche, Freud, and Marx.

The substance of Tinder??'s book lies at the intersection of several major themes ? communication, human fallenness, the necessity of liberty, standing alone, and eschatology ? each considered in light of learning what liberty truly is and how it will affect the world at large.

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מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת

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עמודים נבחרים

תוכן

The Mystery of Personality
212
Politics and the Dialogic Ideal
219
Tolerance
223
Tolerance and Reason
228
Tolerance and Faith
241
The Burden of Tolerance
246
Universality The Public Realm
250
The Public Realm
255

The Naked Human Soul
38
The Ordeal of Liberty
45
Flight from Freedom
50
Masses and Minorities
55
Why Liberty?
61
The Value of Truth
68
Individual Society Community
76
Righteousness and Receptivity
83
Justification and the Life of Liberty
89
Personalism
99
Reason Faith and Persons
104
The Question of Personal Dignity
106
Reason Faith and Personal Dignity
109
The Idea of Destiny
120
The Flawed Society
129
Liberty against Itself
135
Liberty and Equality
141
The Dangerous Passion for Purity
146
The Lure of Withdrawal
153
The Liberal Stance
158
Standing Together
162
Solitude and Private Property
171
Liberty and Character
180
Dialogue
188
Reason and Dialogue
193
Faith and Dialogue
198
The Mystery of Being
207
Evanescent Elites and Occasional Authorities
262
Church Culture and Politics
269
Church and State
274
Universality History
279
History and Destiny
283
Taking Part in History
291
The Consummate Community
296
Character and the Prophetic Stance
299
Limits on Liberty
304
The Spirit of Liberty and Education
307
The Fantasy of Limitless Liberty
311
The Issue
315
The Rule of Universality
320
The Rule of Liberality
324
The Rule of Proportionality
329
The Rule of Enforceability
331
Society Community and Coercion
335
Liberation Action and Suffering
341
Liberty and Suffering
347
The Unsheltered Society
354
Character as the Capacity for Waiting
358
Liberty and the Last Things
363
God Is Light
374
Ecce Homo
382
Liberty and Hope
387
Index
392
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מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל

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קטעים בולטים

עמוד 186 - Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.
עמוד 359 - Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
עמוד 385 - Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
עמוד 19 - For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
עמוד 297 - For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
עמוד 385 - I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
עמוד 24 - No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
עמוד 156 - Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus who, 11 though he was in the form of God . . . emptied himself, taking the form of a servant . . . And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.
עמוד 147 - I must have justice, or I will destroy myself. And not justice in some remote infinite time and space, but here on earth, and that I could see myself.

מידע על המחבר (2007)

Glenn Tinder is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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