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Novak, Michael

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Works: 512 works in 1,278 publications in 14 languages and 39,250 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Biography  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Compiler, Actor, ed, Creator, Collector
Classifications: HB72, 330.122
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The spirit of democratic capitalism by Michael Novak( Book )

61 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking book, Michael Novak offers one of the most significant and refreshing appraisals of capitalism in recent times. A leading neo-conservative thinker, Novak challenges the almost universal assumption that capitalism, because of the prosperity it brings, is without the moral and spiritual underpinnings of socialism. Novak argues convincingly that, in fact, by virtue of its distinctive spirit, democratic capitalism is not only pragmatically superior but morally more sound than any other system of political economy known to man. That spirit, says Novak, consists of a novel trinity: a political democracy, a market incentive economy, and a liberal, pluralistic culture. Based on respect for individual freedom, it provides a broader vision of human possibility than that offered by any other societal alternative
The experience of nothingness by Michael Novak( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, the author has two objectives. First, he shows the paths by which the experience of nothingness is becoming common among all those who live in free societies. Second, he details the various experiences that lead to the nothingness point of view. Most discussions of these matters have been so implicated in the European experience that the term "nihilism" has a European ring. This author, however, articulates this experience of formlessness in an American context
Belief and unbelief : a philosophy of self-knowledge by Michael Novak( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and French and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in a context of personal tragedy as well as intel- lectual search, Belief and Unbelief is grounded in the belief that human experience is enclosed within a person-to-person relationship with the source of all things--sometimes in darkness, other times in aridity, but always in deep encounter with community and courage. It is written with a deep fidelity to classical Catholic thought as well as a sense of the writings of sociology, anthropology, and political theory--from Harold Lasswell to Friedrich von Hayek
The joy of sports : end zones, bases, baskets, balls, and the consecration of the American spirit by Michael Novak( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ascent of the mountain, flight of the dove; an invitation to religious studies by Michael Novak( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essence of Ascent of the Mountain, Flight of the Dove remains intact: its vision of religious studies as sustained refl ection on our lifelong voyage to discover who we are. The story we choose for ourselves, the story we live, can sacralize or secularize our lives and our world by the way in which we choose to relate to it. With this awareness of the story dimension of life, Ascent of the Mountain, Flight of the Dove opens us to awe, reverence, and wonder at the risks and possibilities of human freedom
Will it liberate? : questions about liberation theology by Michael Novak( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
American philosophy and the future : essays for a new generation by Michael Novak( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic ethic and the spirit of capitalism by Michael Novak( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Any vision of capitalism's future prospects must take into account the powerful cultural influence Catholicism has exercised throughout the world. The Church had for generations been reluctant to come to terms with capitalism, but, as Michael Novak argues in this important book, a hundred-year-long debate within the Church has yielded a richer and more humane vision of capitalism than that described in Max Weber's classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism." "Novak notes that the influential Catholic intellectuals who, early in this century saw through Weber's eyes an economic system marked by ruthless individualism and cold calculation had misread the reality. For, as history has shown, the lived experience of capitalism has depended to a far greater extent than they had realized on a culture characterized by opportunity, cooperative effort, social initiative, creativity, and invention." "Drawing on the major works of modern Papal thought, Novak demonstrates how the Catholic tradition has come to reflect this richer interpretation of capitalist culture. In 1891, Pope Leo XIII condemned socialism as a futile system, but also severely criticized existing market systems. In 1991, John Paul II surprised many by conditionally proposing "a business economy, a market economy, or simply free economy" as a model for Eastern Europe and the Third World. Novak notes that as early as 1963, this future Pope had signaled his commitment to liberty. Later, as Archbishop of Krakow, he stressed the "creative subjectivity" of workers, made by God in His image as co-creators. Now, as Pope, he calls for economic institutions worthy of a creative people, and for political and cultural reforms attuned to a new "human ecology" of family and work."
On two wings : humble faith and common sense at the American founding by Michael Novak( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the religious conviction of Washington, Jefferson, Madison and others who helped in the creation of a republic of civil liberty
Business as a calling : work and the examined life by Michael Novak( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Choosing our king; powerful symbols in presidential politics by Michael Novak( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a theology of the corporation by Michael Novak( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open church, Vatican II, act II by Michael Novak( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom with justice : Catholic social thought and liberal institutions by Michael Novak( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guns of Lattimer : the true story of a massacre and a trial, August 1897-March 1898 by Michael Novak( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's God : religion, liberty, and the father of our country by Michael Novak( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing upon new sources and Washington's own words, the Novaks reveal that the first president was indeed deeply spiritual though also deeply private about his personal religious convictions and practices. This new presentation of Washington - as a man whose religion guided his governance - brings him into the center of today's debates about the role of faith in government and will challenge everything we thought we knew about the inner life of the father of our country."--Jacket
Capitalism and socialism : a theological inquiry by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Corporation : a theological inquiry by Michael Novak( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam: crisis of conscience by Robert McAfee Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confession of a Catholic by Michael Novak( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On two wings : humble faith and common sense at the American founding
Alternative Names
Michael Novak American diplomat

Michael Novak Amerikaans schrijver

Michael Novak amerykański politolog

Michael Novak filosofo statunitense

Michael Novak US-amerikanischer Diplomat

Novack, Michael 1933-

Novak, Michael

Novak, Michael John 1933-

Novak, Michael P. 1933-

Новак, Майкл

노바크, 마이클

노박, 마이클

노박, 미카엘

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The experience of nothingnessBelief and unbelief : a philosophy of self-knowledgeThe joy of sports : end zones, bases, baskets, balls, and the consecration of the American spiritAscent of the mountain, flight of the dove; an invitation to religious studiesWill it liberate? : questions about liberation theologyThe Catholic ethic and the spirit of capitalismOn two wings : humble faith and common sense at the American foundingBusiness as a calling : work and the examined life