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Regan, Richard J.

Works: 29 works in 141 publications in 1 language and 10,254 library holdings
Genres: History  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor
Classifications: KF4783, 111.84
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Most widely held works by Richard J Regan
Private conscience and public law; the American experience by Richard J Regan( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just war : principles and cases by Richard J Regan( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing just war doctrine to life, Richard J. Regan raises a host of difficult questions about the evils of war, asking first and foremost whether war is ever justified, and, if so, for what purposes? Regan considers the basic principles of just war theory and applies those principles to historical and ongoing conflicts through case studies and discussion questions. His well-received 1996 work is updated with the addition of case studies on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Islamist terrorist organizations. Especially timely are the added discussions of the use of drones to assassinate terrorist leaders and, in the matter of weapons of mass destruction, asking how certain is "certain enough" that a country has weapons of mass destruction before it can be justly attacked? Regan considers the roles of the president, Congress, and the U.N. Security Council in determining when long-term U.S. military involvement is justified."--Publisher's description
The moral dimensions of politics by Richard J Regan( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On evil by Thomas de Aquino( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The De Malo represents some of Aquinas' most mature thinking on goodness, badness, and human agency. In it he examines the full range of questions associated with evil: its origin, its nature, its relation to good, and its compatibility with the existence of an omnipotent, benevolent God. This edition offers Richard Regan's new, clear readable English translation, based on the Leonine Commission's authoritative edition of the Latin text. Brian Davies has provided an extensive introduction and notes. (Please note: this edition does not include the Latin text)
Conflict and consensus; religious freedom and the second Vatican Council by Richard J Regan( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American pluralism and the Catholic conscience by Richard J Regan( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court by Richard J Regan( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Regan presents a concise overview and general history for readers and students in constitutional history and politics, one that will also make an excellent fact-filled source book for lawyers and political scientists. The chapters deal with leading decisions of successive courts and begin with brief biographies of the justices on the courts. Famous cases from Marbury v. Madison, to the Dred-Scott decision, Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, up to the Roberts court decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare are discussed. Four appendices deal with the text of the Constitution and amendments, the court system, a chronological list of the justices with biographical details, and a chronological list of the membership on successive courts. Regan devotes more attention to later courts, specifically the Rehnquist and Roberts courts. This is done due to the wealth of material that exists on earlier courts, but also because the decisions of the more recent courts concern developing areas of constitutional law. Finally, extensive treatment of the most recent courts gives great insights into the current Supreme Court justices and their jurisprudence. As any follower of the Supreme Court will perceive, many recent cases involve decisions by a sharply divided court and the concurring and dissenting opinion of the justices make for fascinating and often hard-hitting reading. Regan hopes that an understanding of the individuals who wrote these opinions will help a reader to understand the legal, political and cultural reality of the present-day legal landscape in the United States."--Back cover
The American Constitution and religion by Richard J Regan( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regan reconsiders some of the most important Supreme Court cases regarding the establishment clause and the free exercise of religion. Governmental aid to church-affiliated elementary schools and colleges; state-sponsored prayer and Bible reading; curriculum that includes creationism; tax exemption of church property; publicly sponsored Christmas displays--these and other notable cases are discussed in Regan's chapters on the religious establishment clause. On the topic of the free-exercise clause, Regan considers such subjects as the value of religious freedom, as well as the place of religious beliefs in public schooling and government affairs. Important cases concerning conscientious objection to war, regulation of religious organizations and personnel, and western traditions of conscience are also examined."--Publisher description
Commentary on Aristotle's Politics by Thomas de Aquino( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering the first complete translation into modern English of Aquinas' unfinished commentary on Aristotle's Politics, this translation follows the definitive Leonine text of Aquinas and reproduces in English those passages of William of Moerbeke's exacting yet elliptical translation of the Politics from which Aquinas worked. Bekker numbers have been added to passages from the Politics for easy reference
The human constitution by Thomas de Aquino( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topics included in this series of texts such as the nature of the human soul, its relation to the body, the activities of the intellect and free will reflect the intellectual climate of St. Thomas' day. Despite this medieval context, however, these questions remain perennially fresh: what does it mean to be human? who are we? where do we come from? what makes us who we are? where are we going? All these and more receive clear and stimulating treatment in this careful selection and translation from Aquinas by Richard Regan
Virtue : way to happiness by Thomas de Aquino( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this third volume of newly translated selections from the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Richard Regan turns to his thoughts on the moral dimensions of human action. Focusing on the first part of the second volume of the Summa Theologiae, he deals with such topics as the ultimate human goal, human acts, emotions and virtues. Regan indicates that though Aquinas approaches these topics from the perspective of human reason, it is necessary for the reader to remember that his overall viewpoint is that of a believer seeking to understand his faith. All can weigh the merits of these propositions due to their clarity of language, exposition and structure."--Jacket
Compendium of theology by Thomas de Aquino( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Towards the end of his life, St. Thomas Aquinas produced a brief, non-technical work summarizing some of the main points of his massive Summa Theologiae. This 'compendium' was intended as an introductory handbook for students and scholars who might not have access to the larger work. It remains the best concise introduction to Aquinas's thought. Furthermore, it is extremely interesting to scholars because it represents Aquinas's last word on these topics. Aquinas does not break new ground or re-think earlier positions but often states them more directly and with greater precision than can be found elsewhere. There is only one available English translation of the Compendium (published as 'Aquinas's Shorter Summa: Saint Thomas's Own Concise Version of his Summa Theologiae, ' by Sophia Institute Press). It is published by a very small Catholic publishing house, is marketed to the devotional readership, contains no scholarly apparatus. Richard Regan is a highly respected Aquinas translator, who here relies on the definitive Leonine edition of the Latin text. His work will be received as the premier English version of this important text."--Jacket
Voice Response System (VRS) Survey by Ephraim Shochet( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preflight weather briefing via touchtone telephone
A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court by Richard J Regan( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Just war : principles and cases
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Regan, Richard.

Regan, Richard 1930-

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On evilCommentary on Aristotle's PoliticsThe human constitutionVirtue : way to happinessCompendium of theology