We Hold These Truths
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We Hold These Truths

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The publication of this book was a significant event in the history of modern American thought. In it, one of the country's most distinguished theologians discusses in depth and breadth the major political and social issues that press upon us with an urgency that will not permit the evasion of desultory debate or the luxury of deferred decision. The response of the free wo...more
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Published May 1st 1986 by Sheed & Ward (first published January 1st 1964)
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Josh
William F. Buckley Jr. could write much better than me, so I'm going to borrow a portion of his review (which I entirely agree with):

"Fr. Murray deals in his book with many questions, political and philosophical, ranging all over the lot, touching deeply on censorship, humanism, foreign policy, and other subjects. The first section, perhaps the most striking, is addressed to the recurring question: what does America stand for? WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS, he reminds an inattentive public who, alas, if...more
Jason
I read the hardback published in 1960, but it appears to be similar to this paperback edition by the same publisher.

Stimulating thoughts. Worthy of serious interaction, even if one disagrees at points.
Erik
Nov 12, 2009 Erik marked it as to-read
Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 5, as one of Eight Books on Christianity and Political Thought.
Paul
Obviously, a great book. This was the background for the treatment of religious liberty at the Second Vatican Council.
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