Power, M. Susan Books

Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) Christian Democrat and the Quest for a New Commonwealth
1993 0-7734-9219-4
This study examines Maritain's definition of the common good and personal rights, and his analysis of Christian democracy. Also considers his endorsement of lay participation in Church and political affairs, his effort to expand human rights internationally, his insistence on social justice for members of the working class, and his promotion of religious and racial toleration. His vision for a new Christian commonwealth has gained increasing significance because of the current opportunity for restructuring European affairs.