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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi PREFACE:WORSHIPING DEMOCRACY:THE PANTEON AND THE GODDESS OF DEMOCRACY xiii INTRODUCTION Dynamics of Democratic Faith 1 PART I: DEMOCRATIC FAITH AND ITS DISCONTENTS CHAPTER 1: Faith in Man 15 CHAPTER 2: Democratic Transformation 50 CHAPTER 3: Democracy as Trial: Toward a Critique of Democratic Faith 84 PART II: VOICES OF THE DEMOCRATIC FAITHFUL CHAPTER 4: Protagoras Unbound: The Democratic Mythology of Protagoras's Great Speech 119 CHAPTER 5: Civil Religion and the Democratic Faith of Rousseau 140 CHAPTER 6: American Faith: The Translation of Religious Faith to Democratic Faith 166 PART III: FRIENDLY CRITICS OF DEMOCRATIC FAITH CHAPTER 7: A Pattern Laid Up in Heaven : Plato's Democratic Ideal 191 CHAPTER 8: The Only Permanent State: Tocqueville on Religion and Democracy 214 CHAPTER 9: Hope in America: The Chastened Faith of Reinhold Niebuhr and Christopher Lasch 239 CONCLUSION: A Model of Democratic Charity 270 NOTES 289 INDEX 361
Patrick Deneen is Associate Professor of Government and the inaugural Markos and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Chair of Hellenic Studies at Georgetown University. He has also taught at Princeton University. He is the author of The Odyssey of Political Theory and a number of articles on ancient and American political thought.