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Novak, Michael

Overview
Works: 503 works in 1,157 publications in 14 languages and 40,239 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Church history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Actor, Creator
Classifications: HB72, 301.4510973
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The spirit of democratic capitalism by Michael Novak ( Book )
49 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 8 languages and held by 1,709 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 rise of the unmeltable ethnics; politics and culture in the seventies by Michael Novak ( Book )
28 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The experience of nothingness by Michael Novak ( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 1,346 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 )
33 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and French and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On two wings : humble faith and common sense at the American founding by Michael Novak ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The leaders of the American Revolution were not, like the leaders of the French revolution, secularists. They did not set out to erase religion. Quite the opposite." Michael Novak points out in this brilliant book about the birth of the American idea that the very first act of the Continental Congress in September, 1774, was to pray to Divine Providence for insight on how to respond to news of the British bombardment of Boston. In setting a course for republican self-government, the founders not only believed that they were acting reasonably but that they were carrying out God's commandment
Ascent of the mountain, flight of the dove; an invitation to religious studies by Michael Novak ( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 1,100 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
The joy of sports : end zones, bases, baskets, balls, and the consecration of the American spirit by Michael Novak ( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will it liberate? : questions about liberation theology by Michael Novak ( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 1,029 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 )
6 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Catholic ethic and the spirit of capitalism by Michael Novak ( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Novak offers an original and penetrating conception of social justice, rescuing it as a personal virtue necessary for social activism. Since Pius XI made this idea canonical in 1931, the term has been rejected by the Right as an oxymoron and misused by the Left as a party platform. Novak applies this newly formulated notion of social justice to the urgent worldwide problems of ethnicity, race, and poverty. His fresh rethinking of the Catholic ethic comes just in time to challenge citizens in those two large and historically Catholic regions, Eastern Europe and Latin America, now taking their first steps as market economies, as well as those of us in the West seeking a realistic moral vision."--BOOK JACKET
Business as a calling : work and the examined life by Michael Novak ( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 867 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 )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our people Carpatho-Rusyns and their descendants in North America by Paul R Magocsi ( )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The saga of Our People is told in nine chapters, which treat the European origins of the Carpatho-Rusyns and their migration to North America, followed by descriptions of their settlement patterns; economic, religious, and organizational life; cultural and political achievements; and their efforts to sustain themselves as a group. The book is lavishly illustrated with 101 photographs, 4 maps, and 8 text inserts and charts that provide statistical data, and important documents
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 810 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."--BOOK JACKET
Toward a theology of the corporation by Michael Novak ( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 803 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 )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 761 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 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The open church, Vatican II, act II by Michael Novak ( Book )
21 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capitalism and socialism : a theological inquiry by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Corporation : a theological inquiry ( Book )
8 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Novack, Michael 1933-
Novak, Michael
Novak, Michael John 1933-
Novak, Michael P. 1933-
Новак, Майкл
ノバック, マイケル
Languages
English (281)
Italian (15)
French (10)
Polish (7)
German (6)
Chinese (6)
Spanish (3)
Korean (2)
Bengali (1)
Hungarian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Slovak (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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