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Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities and Religion at Columbia University. He was previously Professor at the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. A noted intellectual historian and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, he is the author of The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics and G. B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern. He lives in New York City.

Mark Lilla is represented by the Knopf Speakers Bureau (http://www.knopfspeakersbureau.com).

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The Stillborn God
Religion, Politics, and the Modern West
Written by Mark Lilla


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $14.95

A brilliant account of religion's role in the political thinking of the West, from the Enlightenment to the close of World War II.

The wish to bring political life under God's authority is nothing new, and it's clear that today religious passions are again driving world politics, confounding expectations of a secular... Read more >
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The Stillborn God
Religion, Politics, and the Modern West
Written by Mark Lilla


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $11.99

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