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Vital remnants : America's founding and the Western tradition
Gregg, Gary L., 1967-
Publication Information:
Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
xxx, 347 pages ; 22 cm
Reading Level:
1580 Lexile.
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Central Library E310 .V58 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This original collection is at once a work of impressive scholarship and a clarion call to those concerned about the future of the republic. Vital Remnants revisits for a new generation the sources of America's greatness and suggests means to restore its weakened foundations.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Is America an Experiment?p. 1
Notesp. 30
Founders as Farmers: the Greek Georgic Tradition and Thefoundersp. 33
Notesp. 65
Open Shutters on the Past: Rome and the Foundersp. 71
Notesp. 96
Virtue and the Constitution: Augustinian Theology and the Frame of American Common Sensep. 99
Notesp. 142
Natural Law, the Constitution, and the Theory and Practice of Judicial Reviewp. 151
Notesp. 169
Christianity, the Common Law, and the Constitutionp. 175
Notesp. 207
Liberty and License: the American Founding and the Western Conception of Freedomp. 211
Notesp. 238
The Founding and the Enlightenment: Two Theories of Sovereigntyp. 243
Notesp. 272
Revolutions, Not Made, but Prevented: 1776, 1688, and the Triumph of the Old Whigsp. 275
Conclusionp. 297
Notesp. 300
The Therapeutic Threat to Human Liberty: Pragmatism Vs. Conservatism on America and the West Todayp. 305
Notesp. 328
About the Contributorsp. 331
Indexp. 335

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