Book , Print in English

Christian human rights

Samuel Moyn.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2015
  • ix, 248 pages ; 23 cm.
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Summary
  • "In Christian Human Rights, Samuel Moyn asserts that the rise of human rights after World War II was prefigured and inspired by a defense of the dignity of the human person that first arose in Christian churches and religious thought in the years just prior to the outbreak of the war....By focusing on the 1930s and 1940s, Moyn demonstrates how the language of human rights was separated from the secular heritage of the French Revolution and put to use by postwar democracies governed by Christian parties, which reinvented them to impose moral constraints on individuals, support conservative family structures, and preserve existing social hierarchies. The book ends with a provocative chapter that traces contemporary European struggles to assimilate Muslim immigrants to the continent's legacy of Christian human rights"--Jacket.
Contents
  • note: 1. Secret History of Human Dignity
  • 2. Human Person and the Reformulation of Conservatism
  • 3. First Historian of Human Rights
  • 4. From Communist to Muslim: Religious Freedom and Christian Legacies.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 081224818X
  • 9780812248180
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2015509122
  • OCLC: 910773084
  • OCLC: 910773084