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Douglas Farrow seldom shies from controversy. Discussing several hot-button issues such as reli- gion in public life educational freedom human rights and the denition of marriage Farrow challenges the common misconception that secu- lar institutions can be religiously neutral. Inspired by current legal political and philo- sophical debates in North America Desiring a Better Country engages leading political thinkers from Augustine to John Rawls and John Courtney Murray contemporary political gures such as Michael Ignatieff and Justin Trudeau as well as legal scholars and Supreme Court judgments. Writing from a Catholic perspective Farrow also incorporates contributions from the Churchs pre- and post-Vatican II teaching. His arguments treat ve pressing issues the grounding of human rights the dislocation of the goods of marriage the incoherence of normative pluralism the uncer- tain future of religious freedom and the peculiar liberty of the Church. Provocatively written well-informed and rele- vant to current affairs Desiring a Better Country is a timely intervention in debates on religion civil society and the state. Douglas Farrow is the Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies at McGill University. 1 2 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 5 P O L I T I C A L T H E O L O G Y P H I L O S O P H Y Desiring a Better Country Forays in Political Theology douglas farrow Essays that explore the incoherencies of pluralistic secularism and pursue a Catholic alternative. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S October 2015 978-0-7735-4585-4 29.95A CDN 29.95A US 20.99 paper 978-0-7735-4584-7 100.00S CDN 100.00S US 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 192pp Ebook available