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dc.contributor.advisorMcDaniel, Charles A.
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Matt (Matt L.)
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Institute of Church-State Studies.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T19:44:35Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T19:44:35Z
dc.date.copyright2010-12
dc.date.issued2011-01-05T19:44:35Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8096
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. ).en
dc.description.abstractRichard John Neuhaus (1936-2009) was a prominent author, editor and cleric whose reflections on the relationship between Christian faith and American democracy were highly influential. This paper describes his efforts, over more than four decades as a public intellectual, to correctly prioritize his patriotic attachment to the American experiment and his ultimate loyalty to Christ and the Church. Neuhaus discerned perennial and irresolvable tensions between what he termed the "Now" and the "Not Yet" of the Christian experience, ideas that are roughly analogous to Augustine's concepts of the City of Man and the City of God. The paper demonstrates how Neuhaus exhorted American Christians to engagement in the political arena, taught how American democracy depends upon acknowledgment of Christ's lordship, and warned against the desire to build a perfectly Christianized society on earth.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Matt Reynolds.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectRichard John Neuhaus.en
dc.subjectChristianity.en
dc.subjectAmerican democracy.en
dc.titleAlien citizens : discerning the now and the not yet in the thought of Richard John Neuhaus.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentChurch and State.en


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