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Molnar, Thomas Steven

Works: 115 works in 621 publications in 7 languages and 10,398 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions  Church history  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: HX806, 110
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Most widely held works by Thomas Steven Molnar
Utopia, the perennial heresy by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

35 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sartre: ideologue of our time by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book on the importance of Sartre
God and the knowledge of reality by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of the intellectual by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

55 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In perhaps his most famous book, The Decline of the Intellectual, Thomas Molnar launches into a fundamental critique of the intellectual class. He sees it as a group that had lost its way, collapsing a sense of vision into political activism, social engineering, and culture manipulation, and abandoning the writing, philosophizing, and scholarship that had occupied their predecessors. Universities began to produce factory-like, faceless citizens, as the job market became the arbiter of education and culture. Today's professors are recruited from this group of job seekers, and hence, have a shared indifference toward learning. Molnar likens present-day intellectuals to the earlier Marxists who elaborated their Utopian model in the Communist party. The campus intellectuals' objective is to transform the university into a replica and a laboratory of the ideal society. Colleges and universities thus become sources of propaganda of various political, financial, cultural, and ideological trends, not only among students, but professors as well. The thirty years separating editions have done nothing to weaken such a critical appraisal. In his new introduction, Molnar writes that the decline of intellectuals has extended outside of the campus to the arts, the public discourse, and the robotization caused by technology. On the initial publication of this work, Frank S. Meyer wrote in Modern Age, Thomas Molnar's book is not only true; it is intellectually exciting and it will remain a necessary handbook for anyone interested in the decisive problem of the 20th century. The Decline of the Intellectual is essential reading for sociologists, political scientists, educators, and university officials. It is the basis of present-day critiques of the academic world."--Provided by publisher
The future of education by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

27 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernanos : his political thought and prophecy / by Thomas Molnar by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Molnar's Benannos is an illuminating study of the personal evolution of the French Catholic novelist Georges Bernanos from a reactionary royalist to a religiously principled anti-fascist. it also provides a detailed account of the intellectual divisions within the French Catholic Right and suggests a number of parallels with intellectual and literary figures on the secular and religious left, including Zola, Peguy, and Simone Weil. But, as Molnar points out, the significance of Bernanos is not exhausted by his writings. Bernanosthe man is as deserving of attention as is Bernanos the novelist, essayist, and social critic. Molnar shows Bernanos against the troubled political-religious background of modern France: the Dreyfus case, the disillusionment following World War I, the Franco regime, Vichy, and the beginnings of the cold war. Whatever touched France touched Bernanos, and he flung himself into each crisis, not armed with a political system nor an academically sanctioned philosophy, but with a peasant's respect for what is and a Christian's sense of what might be. The portrait that Molnar draws is that of a passionately concerned Christian who knows that truth is hard to come by, but who is ready to follow it wherever it leads, regardless of the consequences. A crucial theme covered by Molnar is Bernanos's long and conflicted relations with Charles Maurras and the Action Française. he makes clear the extent to which Bernanos's fervent Catholicism set him apart from Maurras whose positivistic inspiration and passion for order helped lay the groundwork for the political collapse that led to the Vichy regime. Thomas Molnar's book is a fascinating account of Georges Bernanos's stature as both a political thinker and an important novelist. Bernanos will be enjoyed by historians, political scientists, philosophers, theologians, and scholars of literature. -- from back cover
The counter-revolution by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

36 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South West Africa; the last pioneer country by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

18 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise report, based on direct observation of the economic and social conditions, politics and geography of south west Africa, together with notes on the history, legal staus and future propects of this territory.--Cover
Authority and its enemies by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ideological warfare against authority, especially in the world of higher education, broke out in the 1960s, and continues into the 1990s. No source or symbol of authority escaped untouched?neither parents nor teachers nor the cop on the beat. While the hippies have gone underground or disappeared entirely, the assault on legitimate authority continues unabated. As familiar institutions crumble before our eyes, befuddled liberals and conservatives alike throw up their hands in despair. In Authority and Its Enemies, Thomas Molnar asserts that the Western world is reeling from an overdose of freedom without order or authority."--Provided by publisher
Theists and atheists : a typology of non-belief by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

15 editions published between 1880 and 1984 in English and German and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa; a political travelogue by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author sets down his impressions of Africa in order to dispel the stereotyped picture the majority of people have of the continent
The pagan temptation by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Hungarian and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin powers : politics and the sacred by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Hungarian and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two faces of American foreign policy by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

9 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecumenism or new reformation? by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian humanism : a critique of the secular city and its ideology by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emerging Atlantic culture by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a European philosopher who has taught in the United States, believes that America finds itself locked up in its ideology of a master-society as Hitler's Germans thought of themselves as the master-race. Molnar contends that the "Atlantic culture" is less a confluence of two cultures than an extension of one, for in the new Atlantic culture, it is only Europe and not America that is being transformed
The Church, pilgrim of centuries by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique commentary on the Roman Catholic Church near the end of the second millennium which looks backward and forward as the author analyzes the status of the Catholic Church in today's world. What the author sees is a Church that, having lost its historic place of spiritual and temporal power, has receded into a corner of modern pluralistic society. Deploring the erosion of the Roman Catholic Church's traditional authority, he argues that many of its leaders have accommodated the Church to contemporary secular culture in the wake of Vatican II reforms. Some have been duped by leftist philosophies of liberation; others have succumbed to pluralistic pressures, contributing to the marginalization and decline of the Church in particular and religion in general
Return to philosophy by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its earliest beginnings and through much of its history, the philosophical enterprise has rooted its intellectual procedures in common sense. Ordinary discourse is what the pre-Socratic thinkers did at the dawn of speculation. The same approach was characteristic of the medieval mystics, Pascal in the seventeenth century, and Gaston Bachelard in the twentieth century. However with the ascendency of the physical sciences, mathematics, and depth psychology as influences in contemporary thought, philosophical language and forms of expression became increasingly distant from ordinary language. This created estrangement and confusion in the learner's mind. In Return to Philosophy Thomas Molnar diagnoses the verbal derailment of philosophy and shows how it might be reconnected to the realities of human life.While granting that philosophy must use a somewhat specialized language, Molnar attacks jargon-laden thought by tracing certain root assumptions that go deeper than the issue of language itself. He locates these assumptions in the work of philosophers who, espousing modernity, no longer trust the "reality of the real," and are convinced that the world and our perception of it are elusive, offering no foundation except in the human mind which, however, is also the result of a "social contract," a temporary consensus or transient network of meanings readily discardable. According to changing ideologies and social structures we use "signs" linguistic, psychological, hermeneutical, structuralist, existentialist not to express reality but to establish communication with others. Philosophy, then, shifts from the task of knowing reality to the task of communicating here and now.Return to Philosophy is a unique endeavor. Molnar's book unmasks the modern derailment and shows that many leading philosophers do not so much philosophize, but merely elaborate verbal-technical instruments in what may be little more than trivial language games. This volume will be of interest to philosophers, cultural historians, and sociologists."--Provided by publisher
Politics and the state : the Catholic view by Thomas Steven Molnar( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bernanos : his political thought and prophecy / by Thomas Molnar
Alternative Names
Molar, Thomas 1921-


Molnár, Tamás.

Molnár, Tamás 1921-

Molnár, Tamás 1921-2010

Molnár, Tamás István 1921-2010

Molnár Tamás magyar-amerikai katolikus filozófus, történész, politológus

Molnar, Thomas

Molnar, Thomas 1921-

Molnar, Thomas 1921-2010

Molnar, Thomas Steven.

Molnar, Thomas Steven 1921-

Molnar Thomas Steven 1921-2010

Molnar, Tomas Steven 1921-

Támas, Molnár

Thomas Molnar filosofo, storico e politologo statunitense

Thomas Molnar Hongaars historicus (1921-2010)

Thomas Molnar Hungarian academic

Thomas Steven Molnar US-amerikanischer politischer Theoretiker, Historiker und Philosoph

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Bernanos : his political thought and prophecy / by Thomas Molnar