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Seeking the Truth
edited by Richard Reinsch II
Catholic University of America Press, 2016
Paper: 978-0-8132-2861-7 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-2862-4
Library of Congress Classification B908.B61R45 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 191

This anthology of essays from the great nineteenth-century thinker Orestes A. Brownson will engage the reader with key writings from one of the most compelling American Catholic intellectuals. Brownson was a spiritual seeker who migrated through Presbyterianism, Universalism, skepticism, Unitarianism, and Transcendentalist thought, and finally at age 41 to Catholicism. Politically he found himself anticipating socialism in the 1830s, then, turning into a disciple of John Calhoun's states rights constitutionalism, and later he incorporated his criticisms of mass democracy into a unique philosophical defense of the Constitution that emerged in full bloom during the Civil War.

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