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  1. Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought.Jean Bethke Elshtain & David E. Decosse - 1981 - Journal of Religious Ethics 34 (2):339-369.
    One of the most perceptive and ambidextrous social commentators of our day, Augustinian scholar Jean Bethke Elshtain furnishes in ever fresh ways through her writings a bridge between the ancient and the modern, between politics and ethics, between timeless moral wisdom and cultural sensitivity. To read Elshtain seriously is to take the study of culture as well as the "permanent things" seriously. But Elshtain is no mere moralist. Neither is she content solely to dwell in the domain of the theoretical. (...)
     
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  2. The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion.Stephen Carter, William Dean, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Robin W. Lovin & Cornel West - 1997 - Journal of Religious Ethics 25 (2):367-392.
    Recent critics have called attention to the alienation of contemporary academics from broad currents of intellectual activity in public culture. The general complaint is that intellectuals are finding a professional home in institutions of higher learning, insulated from the concerns and interests of a wider reading audience. The demands of professional expertise do not encourage academics to work as public intellectuals or to take up social, literary, or political matters in imaginative and perspicuous ways. More problematic is the relative absence (...)
     
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  3. Augustine and the Limits of Politics.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1995 - University of Notre Dame Press.
  4. Reflections on War and Political Discourse: Realism, Just War, and Feminism in a Nuclear Age.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1985 - Political Theory 13 (1):39-57.
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    Feminism, Family, and Community.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1995 - In Penny A. Weiss & Marilyn Friedman (eds.), Feminism and Community. Temple University Press.
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    International Justice as Equal Regard and the Use of Force.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2003 - Ethics and International Affairs 17 (2):63-75.
    Have we any obligations beyond our own borders? What form do these take? These questions are addressed through a concept of comparative justice indebted to the just war tradition and the equal moral regard of persons.
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    II. Reflections on War and Political Discourse: Realism, Just War, and Feminism in a Nuclear Age.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1985 - Political Theory 13 (1):39-57.
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    Why Science Cannot Stand Alone.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2008 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 29 (3):161-169.
    In an era in which certain arenas of scientific research have become increasingly controversial, this article critically evaluates what it means to “believe in science.” Many scientists today seem to claim a sovereign right to no political interference under the rubric of freedom. This article questions such a notion, and explores the dominance of science and the silencing of moral voices by undertaking two brief investigations—the first into National Socialist Germany, which insisted that it was defined by “applied biology,” and (...)
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    Just War Theory.Jean Bethke Elshtain (ed.) - 1992 - New York University Press.
    Available Again! Long before the "shock and awe" campaign against Iraq in March 2003, debates swarmed around the justifications of the U.S.-led war to depose Saddam Hussein. While George W. Bush's administration declared a just war of necessity, opponents charged that it was a war of choice, and even opportunism. Behind the rhetoric lie vital questions: when is war just, and what means are acceptable even in the course of a just war? Originally published in 1991, in the wake of (...)
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  10. Universalism Vs. Relativism: Making Moral Judgments in a Changing, Pluralistic, and Threatening World.Richard J. Bernstein, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Amitai Etzioni, William Galston, Franklin I. Gamwell, Timothy Jackson, James Turner Johnson, John Kelsay & Jean Porter (eds.) - 2006 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Has moral relativism run its course? The threat of 9/11, terrorism, reproductive technology, and globalization has forced us to ask anew whether there are universal moral truths upon which to base ethical and political judgments. In this timely edited collection, distinguished scholars present and test the best answers to this question. These insightful responses temper the strong antithesis between universalism and relativism and retain sensitivity to how language and history shape the context of our moral decisions. This important and relevant (...)
     
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    Real Politics: At the Center of Everyday Life.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1997 - Johns Hopkins University Press.
    One of America's foremost public intellectuals, Jean Bethke Elshtain has been on the frontlines in the most hotly contested and deeply divisive issues of our time. Now in Real Politics , Elshtain gives further proof of her willingness to speak her mind, courting disagreement and even censure from those who prefer their ideologies neat. At the center of Elshtain's work is a passionate concern with the relationship between political rhetoric and political action. For Elshtain, politics is a sphere of concrete (...)
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  12. Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity: The Fundamental Questions.John P. Holdren, Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, Gary Stahl, Berel Lang, Richard H. Popkin, Joseph Margolis, Patrick Morgan, John Hare, Russell Hardin, Richard A. Watson, Gregory S. Kavka, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Sidney Axinn, Terry Nardin, Douglas P. Lackey, Jefferson McMahan, Edmund Pellegrino, Stephen Toulmin, Dietrich Fischer, Edward F. McClennen, Louis Rene Beres, Arne Naess, Richard Falk & Milton Fisk - 1986 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The excellent quality and depth of the various essays make [the book] an invaluable resource....It is likely to become essential reading in its field.—CHOICE.
     
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    Bonhoeffer on Modernity: Sic Et Non.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2001 - Journal of Religious Ethics 29 (3):345-366.
    Though Bonhoeffer is usually thought to have been one of the architects of modern theology, he was also one of modernity’s most penetrating critics. The author lays out Bonhoeffer’s challenges to certain cherished modern assumptions by examining his linkage of totalitarianism to the political utopianism that arose out of the French Revolution, his fear of the nihilistic implications of the rationalists’ notion of the sovereign self and of the modern tendency to view life as an end in itself, and his (...)
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    [Book Review] Who Are We?: Critical Reflections and Hopeful Possibilities. [REVIEW]Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2002 - Ethics 112 (3):616-618.
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    Bonhoeffer on Modernity: "Sic Et Non".Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2001 - Journal of Religious Ethics 29 (3):345 - 366.
    Though Bonhoeffer is usually thought to have been one of the architects of modern theology, he was also one of modernity's most penetrating critics. The author lays out Bonhoeffer's challenges to certain cherished modern assumptions by examining (1) his linkage of totalitarianism to the political utopianism that arose out of the French Revolution, (2) his fear of the nihilistic implications of the rationalists' notion of the sovereign self and of the modern tendency to view life as an end in itself, (...)
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    What's Morality Got to Do with It? Making the Right Distinctions.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2004 - Social Philosophy and Policy 21 (1):1-13.
    I will be arguing against a school of thought and an epistemology. The school of thought is ‘scientific neorealism’, as it is called in the study of international relations. This perspective is shaped by the insistence that ethics and international politics have nothing to do with one another, save insofar as morality is brought in as window dressing in order to disguise what is really going on: the clash of narrowly self-interested powers. The world of international relations is construed as (...)
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    7 Don't Be Cruel: Reflections on Rortyian Liberalism.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2003 - In Charles B. Guignon & David R. Hiley (eds.), Richard Rorty. Cambridge University Press.
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    Terrorism, Regime Change, and Just War: Reflections on Michael Walzer.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2007 - Journal of Military Ethics 6 (2):131-137.
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    Against Androgyny.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1981 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 47:5.
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    Begging to DifferJustice, Gender, and the FamilyMaking All the Difference.Jean Bethke Elshtain, Susan Moller Okin & Martha Minow - 1992 - Hastings Center Report 22 (1):47.
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    Moral Woman and Immoral Man: A Consideration of the Public-Private Split and Its Political Ramifications.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1974 - Politics and Society 4 (4):453-473.
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    Begging to Differ.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1992 - Hastings Center Report 22 (1):47-48.
  23. History of American Political Thought.John Agresto, John E. Alvis, Donald R. Brand, Paul O. Carrese, Laurence D. Cooper, Murray Dry, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Thomas S. Engeman, Christopher Flannery, Steven Forde, David Fott, David F. Forte, Matthew J. Franck, Bryan-Paul Frost, David Foster, Peter B. Josephson, Steven Kautz, John Koritansky, Peter Augustine Lawler, Howard L. Lubert, Harvey C. Mansfield, Jonathan Marks, Sean Mattie, James McClellan, Lucas E. Morel, Peter C. Meyers, Ronald J. Pestritto, Lance Robinson, Michael J. Rosano, Ralph A. Rossum, Richard S. Ruderman, Richard Samuelson, David Lewis Schaefer, Peter Schotten, Peter W. Schramm, Kimberly C. Shankman, James R. Stoner, Natalie Taylor, Aristide Tessitore, William Thomas, Daryl McGowan Tress, David Tucker, Eduardo A. Velásquez, Karl-Friedrich Walling, Bradley C. S. Watson, Melissa S. Williams, Delba Winthrop, Jean M. Yarbrough & Michael Zuckert - 2003 - Lexington Books.
    This book is a collection of secondary essays on America's most important philosophic thinkers—statesmen, judges, writers, educators, and activists—from the colonial period to the present. Each essay is a comprehensive introduction to the thought of a noted American on the fundamental meaning of the American regime.
     
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  24. Cultivating Citizens: Soulcraft and Citizenship in Contemporary America.Alexander Astin, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Cary J. Nederman, Walter Nicgorski, Michael J. Sandel, Nathan Tarcov, John von Heyking & Alan Wolfe (eds.) - 2002 - Lexington Books.
    In Cultivating Citizens Dwight Allman and Michael Beaty bring together some of America's leading social and political thinkers to address the question of civic vitality in contemporary American society. The resulting volume is a serious reflection on the history of civil society and a rich and rewarding conversation about the future American civic order.
     
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    Comments on Kasher and Yadlin.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2008 - Philosophia 36 (2):203-208.
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  26. Moral Soundings: Readings on the Crisis of Values in Contemporary Life.Albert Borgmann, Richard Rorty, Steven Fesmire, Christina Hoff Sommers, Edward W. Said, Stanley Kurtz, Barbara Ehrenreich, Jerry L. Walls, Jerry Weinberger, Leon Kass, Jane Smiley, Janet C. Gornick, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Thomas Pogge, Isabel V. Sawhill & Richard Pipes - 2004 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This topically organized, interdisciplinary anthology provides competing perspective on the claim that western culture faces a moral crisis. Using clearly written, accessible essays by well-known authors in philosophy, the social sciences, and the humanities, the book introduces students to a variety of perspectives on the current cultural debate about values that percolates beneath the surface of most of our social and political controversies.
     
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  27. Christianity and Civil Society: Catholic and Neo-Calvinist Perspectives.Stanley Carlson-Thies, Jonathan Chaplin, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Kenneth L. Grasso, Russell Hittinger, Timothy Sherratt & James W. Skillen (eds.) - 2008 - Lexington Books.
    A work of contemporary Christian political thought, this volume addresses the crisis of modern democracy evident in the decline of the institutions of civil society and their theoretical justification. Drawing upon a rich store of social and political reflection found in the Catholic and Neo-Calvinist traditions, the essays mount a robust defense of the irreducible identity and value of the social institutions_family, neighborhood, church, civic association_that serve as the connective tissue of a political community.
     
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  28. Bioethics: A Culture War.: Nicholas C. Lund-Molfese, Michael Kelly, Francis Cardinal George, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Patrick Lee, Peter Kreeft, Charles E. Rice & Gerard V. Bradley (eds.) - 2004 - Upa.
    The purpose of this valuable book is to consider recent cultural trends in bioethics from a Catholic perspective. Bioethics is intended for a lay audience interested in understanding bioethical issues from a Catholic perspective.
     
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    Augustine and the Limits of Virtue.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1993 - Augustinian Studies 24:187-194.
  30. Augustine and the Limits of Virtue. [REVIEW]Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1993 - Augustinian Studies 24:187-194.
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    Birth Control and Controlling Birth. Women‐Centered Perspectives. By the Same Editors.Jean Bethke Elshtain, Helen B. Holmes, Betty B. Hoskins & Michael Gross - 1982 - Hastings Center Report 12 (1):40.
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  32. A Feminist Agenda on Reproductive TechnologyThe Custom-Made Child? Women-Centered PerspectivesBirth Control and Controlling Birth. Women-Centered Perspectives.Jean Bethke Elshtain, Helen B. Holmes, Betty B. Hoskins & Michael Gross - 1982 - Hastings Center Report 12 (1):40.
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    Against the New Utopianism.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2007 - Studies in Christian Ethics 20 (1):44-54.
    Why do utopian dreams of a peaceable kingdom run high despite all historic evidence to the contrary? Examining this question in light of the current struggle on how best to respond to terrorism and within the framework of a just war tradition indebted to Augustine, the paper examines, first, the new utopianism, before going on to assay the ongoing capacities of Augustinianism as an alternative way to frame issues of international justice in light of contemporary threats.
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    Against the New Utopianism: Response to "Against the New Internationalism".Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2005 - Ethics and International Affairs 19 (2):91–96.
    There is much that is interesting in Anthony Burke’s essay. Unfortunately, Burke is unable to resist hyperbolic language and too readily substitutes rhetorical onslaught for compelling argument.
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    An Unbridgeable Chasm.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1997 - Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 8 (2):45-47.
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    Between Heaven and Hell: Politics Before the End-Time.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2011 - Process Studies 40 (2):215-226.
    The following essay examines the temptations of ultimacy in 20th-century politics, namely, the urge to infuse temporal arrangements with transcendentalmeaning and purpose. This sets up an idolatry of the state or of political processes and brings to a halt the complex dialectic between immanence and transcendence, between what Bonhoeffer calls the “penultimate” and the “ultimate.” This dialogic encounter between claims, loyalties, purposes, and meaningsdefines the West at her best. When the window to transcendence is slammed shut and politics is subsequently (...)
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    Books in Review.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1990 - Political Theory 18 (3):508-512.
  38. Books in Review.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1998 - Political Theory 26 (3):419-422.
  39. [Book Review] New Wine and Old Bottles, International Politics and Ethical Discourse. [REVIEW]Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2000 - Ethics and International Affairs 14:180-182.
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  40. But Was It Just-Reflections on the Iraq War.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2004 - Nexus 9:69.
     
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    Communities and Community: Critique and Retrieval.Jean Bethke Elshtain & Christopher Beem - 2002 - In Philip Alperson (ed.), Diversity and Community: An Interdisciplinary Reader. Blackwell.
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    Christianity and Patriarchy: The Odd Alliance.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1993 - Modern Theology 9 (2):109-122.
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    Christian Imperatives and Civil Life.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2001 - Modern Schoolman 78 (2/3):163-178.
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    Elegy and Eulogy.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2008 - Common Knowledge 14 (2):291-295.
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  45. Europa’s nihilisme.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2006 - Nexus 44.
    'Europa is eeuwenlang gekenmerkt door een energieke dialoog tussen geloof en ongeloof. Wat gebeurt er als je één kant van de dialoog verliest? Dan ontwikkelt de resterende kant in zijn isolement een monsterachtige groei en loopt hij uit op het Europese nihilisme dat nu zichtbaar wordt in de culturele uitputting van Europa. [...]Het kwaad hoeft niet de vorm aan te nemen van een seriemoordenaar of een monster zoals Hitler. Het kan de vorm aannemen van medici met naalden voor het ombrengen (...)
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  46. Individual Rights and Social Obligation.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 1998 - Common Knowledge 7:118-127.
  47. Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2004 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 25 (1):97-101.
     
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  48. LUTHER'S LAMB: When and How to Fight a Just War.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2002 - Common Knowledge 8 (2):304-309.
  49. Meditations on Modern Political Thought: Masculine/Feminine Themes From Luther to Arendt.Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2001 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
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    Politics and the Human Body: Assault on Dignity.Jean Bethke Elshtain & J. Timothy Cloyd (eds.) - 1994 - Vanderbilt University Press.
    Who or what determines the right to die? Do advancing reproductive technologies change reproductive rights? What forces influence cultural standards of beauty? How do discipline, punishment, and torture reflect our attitudes about the human body? In this challenging new book, Jean Bethke Elshtain, a nationally recognized scholar in political science and philosophy, and J. Timothy Cloyd, a strong new voice in social and political science, have assembled a collection of thought-provoking essays on these issues written by some of the finest (...)
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