Flight from Authority: Religion, Morality and the Quest for Autonomy

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Jeffrey Stout argues that modern thought was born in a crisis of authority, took shape in flight from authority, and aspired to autonomy from all traditional influence. The quest for autonomy was an attempt to begin completely anew. As such it was bound to fail. Stout traces the secularization of public discourse and its effect on the relation between theism and culture as well as the severance of morality from traditional moorings in favor of autonomy. He is unabashedly historical in his approach, defending the thesis that ...

Flight from Authority: Religion, Morality and the Quest for Autonomy 1987, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame IN

ISBN-13: 9780268009717

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Flight from Authority: Religion, Morality, and the Quest for Autonomy 1982, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame ; London

ISBN-13: 9780268009540

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