9780739104538

Cultivating Citizens Soulcraft and Citizenship in Contemporary America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739104538

  • ISBN10:

    0739104535

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-12-10
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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Summary

In Cultivating Citizens Dwight Allman and Michael Beaty bring together some of America's leading social and political thinkers to address the question of civic vitality in contemporary American society. The resulting volume is a serious reflection on the history of civil society and a rich and rewarding conversation about the future American civic order.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Citizenship and Soulcraft in Contemporary America ix
Dwight D. Allman
Part I: Cultivating Citizens as a Historical Problem
Cicero, Citizenship, and the Epicurean Temptation
3(26)
Walter Nicgorski
Soulcraft, Citizenship, and Churchcraft: The View from Hippo
29(14)
John von Heyking
From Moral Virtue to Material Benefit: Dominium and Citizenship in Late Medieval Europe
43(18)
Cary J. Nederman
Lockean Liberalism and the Cultivation of Citizens
61(12)
Nathan Tarcov
Part II: Cultivating Citizens as a Contemporary Problem
Who Are We? Taking Stock of the Culture
73(18)
Jean Betbke Elsbtain
Higher Education and the Cultivation of Citizenship
91(12)
Alexander W. Astin
Citizenship, Faith, and Christian Higher Education
103(18)
Michael D. Beaty
Have Americans Lost Their Virtue?
121(18)
Alan Wolfe
Liberalism, Consumerism, and Citizenship
139(12)
Michael J. Sandel
Suggested Readings 151(6)
Index 157(8)
About the Contributors 165

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