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Contents Preface xi Acknowledgments Religion, Democracy, and Modernity: The Case for Progressive Spiritual Democracy Preparing for the Journey: An Introduction 3 1 From the Garden to the City: The Tragic Passage 1. Nature's Garden 35 2. Revisiting the Garden's Solitaires 44 3. From the Garden to the Blessed Country: The Precarious Passage 52 4. The Rush to Slavery 64 5. The City: Life in the Ousted Condition 79 6. Overcoming Moral Evil: Rousseau at the Crossroads 100 2 Paths to Redemption 7. Reforming the City: The Extreme Public Path 125 8. Evading the City: The Private Path 154 9. The Mountain Village: The Path to Family, Work, Community, and Love 172 10. Reconciling Citizen and Solitaire: Religious Dimensions of the Middle Way 187 11. Residual Conflict: Democracy and Ineluctable Friction 214 Conclusion A Way Forward: Rousseau and 21st-Century Democracy 229 Notes 249 Works Cited 279 Index 285
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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
Religion and politics.