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Author Viroli, Maurizio
Title Come se Dio ci fosse. English
As if God existed : religion and liberty in the history of Italy / Maurizio Viroli ; translated by Alberto Nones
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2012
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  JC599.I8 V819 2012    AVAILABLE    30530001130897
 Modern History Library  320.945 V819    AVAILABLE    30550100549342
Descript xx, 352 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-327) and index
Republics protected by God -- Images of the civil religion -- Republican and monarchical religion -- A religion that instills virtue -- Sacred laws and sacred republics -- Republican religion and religious reform -- A religion to live free -- Within the soul -- The twilight of republican religion -- Without God -- After the revolution -- The new alliance -- Literature and hymns of the religion of liberty -- Apostles and martyrs -- Masters -- Regrets and the quest for new faiths -- Two clashing religions -- In the name of Christ -- Inner liberty -- The religion of liberty -- A religion that instills hope -- The religion of duty -- As if God existed -- Only a god can expel a god -- Leaving life -- Twilight
Subject Liberty -- History
Religion and politics -- Italy -- History
Religion and state -- Italy -- History
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