This course explores fundamental questions about the nature of politics in all countries and in every age. It
addresses questions about liberty and tyranny, the individual and the community, religion and politics, and does so
through a selection of great political literature, speeches and documents. We ask: What is the best way of life, the
best form of government, the purpose of government, the range of political activity, the sources of disorder, the
responsibilities of citizens, the obligations of Christians, and the place of religion, morality, and philosophical
reflection in political life? As guides in this enterprise, we will study the writings of some of the, poets, historians,
theologians, and political theorists.
Equivalent: POL-210 LEC