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The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals & the Progressive Era
As the twentieth century opened, American intellectuals grew increasingly sympathetic to Pragmatism and empirical methods in the social sciences. The Progressive program as a whole--in the form of Pragmatism, education, modern sociology, and nationalism--seemed to be in agreement on one thing: everything was in flux. The dogma and "absolute truth" of the Church were archai ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Columbia University Press
(first published 2004)
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Aug 01, 2011 James Andersen rated it really liked it
This book was written by Thomas Woods Jr. prior to his more hardcore libertarian stance he now professes. It was Thomas Woods Jr who brought me back to the Faith in part and so I looked forward to reading this book because of a shared ideological history, yet one that happened as an inverse: I was once more Libertarian and became more Traditionalist; whereas he was once more Traditionalist and became more Libertarian. Yet despite this inversion, I do respect the man's work and credit him a lot f ...more
Gave it a "4" as an average--content and subject matter was a five, ease of read was a three, but only due to the "academic" writing style. This is a book for the "serious" reader, one that wishes to delve into the Church and its answer to the Progressive movement of the early 1900's. Very informative and enlightening, but keep a good dictionary handy while you read. Woods is a great author, and intellectual.
Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is a senior fellow of the Mises Institute and host of The Tom Woods Show, which releases a new episode every weekday. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Woods has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, C-SPAN, and Bloomberg Television, among other outlets, and has been a ...moreMore about Thomas E. Woods Jr....