Meditations on Modern Political Thought

Masculine/Feminine Themes from Luther to Arendt

By (author) Jean Bethke Elshtain

Paperback - £20.95

Publication date:

01 July 1992

Length of book:

144 pages


Penn State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780271008646

“In some ways I like to compare this book to Alasdair MacIntyre’s wonderful A Short History of Ethics. The reason is that it so challenges conventionalities about what constitutes political theory. Therefore, Elshtain’s beginning with Luther is a wonderful way to show how so much of political liberalism embodied in Kant presumed a Lutheran distinction between the two kingdoms in a manner that we have suffered from ever since. . . . The book is written eloquently and with great grace that makes it accessible to a wide range of readers about issues that matter.”

—Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University