American Babylon

American Babylon

Notes of A Christian Exile

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Christians are by their nature a people out of place. Their true home is with God; in civic life, they are alien citizens "in but not of the world." Here, eminent theologian Richard John Neuhaus examines the particular truth of that ambiguity for Catholics in America today. Neuhaus addresses the essential quandaries of Catholic life--assessing how Catholics can keep their heads above water in the sea of immorality that confronts them in the world, how they can be patriotic even though their true country is not in this world, and how they might reconcile their duties as citizens with their commitment to God.--From publisher description.

Perseus Publishing
Christians are by their nature a people out of place. Their true home is with God; in civic life, they are alien citizens ?in but not of the world.” In American Babylon, eminent theologian Richard John Neuhaus examines the particular truth of that ambiguity for Catholics in America today.

Neuhaus addresses the essential quandaries of Catholic life?assessing how Catholics can keep their heads above water in the sea of immorality that confronts them in the world, how they can be patriotic even though their true country is not in this world, and how they might reconcile their duties as citizens with their commitment to God. Deeply learned, frequently combative, and always eloquent, American Babylon is Neuhaus’s magnum opus?and will be essential reading for all Christians.


The paradox of being Catholic in America, explored with grace and economy by one of the country’s most influential?and controversial?theologians


Book News
Neuhaus (1936-2009) was an evangelical Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of New York. Here he describes a way of being in a world that is not yet the world he hoped for. He discusses Babylon then and now, meeting God as an American, the idea of moral progress, whether an atheist can be a good citizen, an age of irony, salvation is from the Jews, politics for the time being, and hope and hopelessness. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780465013678
0465013678
Branch Call Number: 277.3083 NEUHA

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