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Klancer, Catherine Hudak 1975-

Works: 1 works in 7 publications in 2 languages and 841 library holdings
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Embracing our complexity : Thomas Aquinas and Zhu Xi on power and the common good by Catherine Hudak Klancer( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses what a religiously grounded authority might look like from the viewpoints of the European Catholic Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) and the Chinese Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi (1130-1200). The consideration of these two figures, immensely influential in their respective traditions, reflects the conviction that any responsible discourse on authority must consider different cultural perspectives. Catherine Hudak Klancer notes that both Zhu Xi and Aquinas conceive wisdom as including, yet surpassing, human reason. Both express an explicit faith in the moral order of the cosmos and the ethical potential of human beings. The systematic, idealistic approach common to both provides the cosmic, anthropological, and ethical elements needed for a comprehensive exploration of how to exercise and limit authority. Ultimately, Klancer writes, authority requires a particular virtue, hitherto latent in both scholars' work and in their lives as well. A person with this virtue--humble authority--is properly grounded in the sacred order, and fully cognizant in theory and in practice of the parameters of human nature and the responsibilities attendant upon the human role
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Hudak Klancer, Catherine

Hudak Klancer Catherine 1975-....