Human Rights, Virtue and the Common Good

Untimely Meditations on Religion and Politics

By (author) Father Ernest L. Fortin

Publication date:

26 December 1996

Length of book:

352 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780847682782

Volume Three of Ernest Fortin: Collected Essays discusses the current state of Christianity—especially twentieth-century Catholic Christianity—and the problems with which it has had to wrestle in the midst of rapid scientific progress, profound social change, and growing moral anarchy. In this volume, Fortin discusses such topics as Christianity and the liberal democratic ethos; Christianity, science, and the arts; Ancients and Moderns; papal social thought; virtue and liberalism; pagan and Christian virtue; and the American Catholic church and politics.
Ernest Fortin has a place of honor at the table of quiet erudition and uncompromising curiosity where adults try to understand how the world went crazy, and what might be done about it. If we are ever so much more fortunate than we deserve, younger scholars will follow Fortin in what is best described as the path of wisdom.