The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780819178237
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Business & Economics

...a major work for our times. --Irving Kristol, The Public Interest

Three in One

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742511715
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Throughout his many writings, Michael Novak, a leading Catholic social theorist, has urged America to adopt a tripartite system of democratic capitalism including a market economy, a democratic polity, and a moral-cultural system that would nourish the values and virtues on which free societies depend. These esays are an introduction to Novak's portrait of democratic capitalism.

Awakening from nihilism

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Iea Health and Welfare Unit
ISBN: UVA:X004039710
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Philosophy


The Fire of Invention

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0847686655
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Discusses how corporations are changing the shape of business for the 21st century

Will it Liberate

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Madison Books
ISBN: 9781461718567
Release Date: 1991-06-19
Genre: Religion

Michael Novak's work is challenging. We often disagree sharply in out interpretations and assessments of liberation theology, but he raises important issues which call for clarification and response.

The Universal Hunger for Liberty

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465051324
Release Date: 2006-01-03
Genre: Religion

Starting with 9/11 and continuing with the struggle for peace in Iraq, the West has been forced to interact more fully with the civilization of Islam. In The Universal Hunger for Liberty, statesman and award-winning author Michael Novak sets forth a new model for facing this challenge-and for healing a still violently fractured world. In place of ongoing conflict, he offers a surprisingly optimistic vision of how the concept of fundamental human liberty-shared by the Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions-can heal our cultural, economic, and political differences.

Capitalism and Socialism

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute
ISBN: 0844721549
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Political Science

This book examines capitalism and socialism and how religion and theology are incorporated into their definitions.

In the World But Not of the World

Author: Andrew L. Fitz-Gibbon
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739101196
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Religion

In the World, But Not of the World explores the threefold tension among Alasdair MacIntyre's prognosis for Western society; the desires of some for a social transformation with a Christian moral vision at the sacred centre; and a "baptist" understanding of Christianity as essentially voluntary, non-sacralist discipleship. Andrew Fitz-Gibbon uses five contemporary Christian social thinkers, from different traditions, as conversation partners. Through his examination of these thinkers, Fitz-Gibbon explores how the church may continue to truthfully narrate the Christian story in the midst of the moral tensions of late-capitalist Western society. His creative conclusion is that the church at the beginning of the twenty-first century can move toward a resolution of the central tension of "being in the world, but not of the world" through a synthesis of the believers' church tradition and an affirmation of communitarian liberal democracy

Social Ethics in the Making

Author: Gary Dorrien
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444393798
Release Date: 2011-04-06
Genre: Religion

In the early 1880s, proponents of what came to be called “the social gospel” founded what is now known as social ethics. This ambitious and magisterial book describes the tradition of social ethics: one that began with the distinctly modern idea that Christianity has a social-ethical mission to transform the structures of society in the direction of social justice. Charts the story of social ethics - the idea that Christianity has a social-ethical mission to transform society - from its roots in the nineteenth century through to the present day Discusses and analyzes how different traditions of social ethics evolved in the realms of the academy, church, and general public Looks at the wide variety of individuals who have been prominent exponents of social ethics from academics and self-styled “public intellectuals” through to pastors and activists Set to become the definitive reference guide to the history and development of social ethics Recipient of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 award

Business as a Calling

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: UCSC:32106012722119
Release Date: 1996-06-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Why do we work so hard at our jobs, day after day? Why is a job well done important to us? We know there is more to a career than money and prestige, but what exactly do we mean by "fulfillment"? These are old but important questions. They belong with some newly discovered ones: Why are people in business more religious than the population as a whole? What do people of business know, and what do they do, that anchors their faith? In this ground-breaking and inspiring book, Michael Novak ties together these crucial questions by explaining the meaning of work as a vocation. Work should be more than just a job -- it should be a calling. This book explains an important part of our lives in a new way, and readers will instantly recognize themselves in its pages. A larger proportion than ever before of the world's Christians, Jews, and other peoples of faith are spending their working lives in business. Business is a profession worthy of a person's highest ideals and aspirations, fraught with moral possibilities both of great good and of great evil. Novak takes on agonizing problems, such as downsizing, the tradeoffs that must sometimes be faced between profits and human rights, and the pitfalls of philanthropy. He also examines the daily questions of how an honest day's work contributes to the good of many people, both close at hand and far away. Our work connects us with one another. It also makes possible the universal advance out of poverty, and it is an essential prerequisite of democracy and the institutions of civil society. This book is a spiritual feast, for everyone who wants to examine how to make a life through making a living.

Joy of Sports Revised

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Madison Books
ISBN: 9781461662808
Release Date: 1993-11-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"...an exhilarating exercise full of uncanny insights..." —PublishersWeekly