The Soul of Liberty: An Interview with Flavio Felice

The Soul of Liberty An Interview with Flavio Felice The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion Liberty announces the publication of The Soul of Liberty a wide ranging discussion of the relationship between freedom and faith by Fr Robert Sirico fo

  • Title: The Soul of Liberty: An Interview with Flavio Felice
  • Author: Robert Sirico
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion Liberty announces the publication of The Soul of Liberty , a wide ranging discussion of the relationship between freedom and faith by Fr Robert Sirico, founder and president of the institute The 53 page book grew out of a series of interviews conducted in Rome by Flavio Felice, lecturer in philosophy at the Pontificia UThe Acton Institute for the Study of Religion Liberty announces the publication of The Soul of Liberty , a wide ranging discussion of the relationship between freedom and faith by Fr Robert Sirico, founder and president of the institute The 53 page book grew out of a series of interviews conducted in Rome by Flavio Felice, lecturer in philosophy at the Pontificia Universita Lateranense The Soul of Liberty provides an insight into the thinking that inspires much of the work of the Acton Institute Among the topics discussed the tradition of individual freedom in Jewish history and Christianity, the role that religion played in the collapse of Communism, the place of the market and business in a Christian vision of humanity, and the biblical view of the environment A society must have a sense of direction, Fr Sirico says in the book The question is, whether this sense of direction is owed to moral formation, self governance, internal spiritual discipline, and a right intellectual understanding of the human person, or whether this sense of direction is going to be imposed from the outside via political constraints There must be some set of customs and rules that govern society We must choose whether the State or society is going to be the source of those rules This is the fundamental choice between freedom and despotism.

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      Robert Sirico

    About Author

    1. Rev Robert A Sirico received his Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic University of America, following undergraduate study at the University of Southern California and the University of London During his studies and early ministry, he experienced a growing concern over the lack of training religious studies students receive in fundamental economic principles, leaving them poorly equipped to understand and address today s social problems As a result of these concerns, Fr Sirico co founded the Acton Institute with Kris Alan Mauren in 1990.In April of 1999, Fr Sirico was awarded an honorary doctorate in Christian Ethics from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and in May of 2001, Universidad Francisco Marroquin awarded him an honorary doctorate in Social Sciences He is a member of the prestigious Mont P lerin Society, the American Academy of Religion, and the Philadelphia Society, and is on the Board of Advisors of the Civic Institute in Prague Father Sirico also served on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission from 1994 to 1998 He is also currently serving on the pastoral staff of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Fr Sirico s pastoral ministry has included a chaplaincy to AIDS patients at the National Institutes of Health and the recent founding of a new community, St Philip Neri House in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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