"Render unto Caesar" is Capuchin Archbishop Charles Chaput's 258-page tour de force on "Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life." To be released by Doubleday on August 12, the Denver archbishop's second book covers a huge amount of history from Constantine to the present day, highlighting especially the role of Catholics in the development of religious freedom. Some pre-publication comments:
"At a time when the 'faith and values' vote has never been more important, Archbishop Charles Chaput deftly explores the intersection of morality, reason, and politics. This isn't just a book for Catholics, but for anyone who cares about the state of America's soul—and how that concern might shape the 2008 elections." —John L. Allen, Jr, NCR and CNN senior Vatican correspondent.
“Using arguments from history as well as the wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers, Archbishop Chaput urges Catholics to live our faith without compromise and to use our faith as the foundation for renewing American society in the twenty-first century. His tone is one of ‘now or never,’ and his presentation is crisp, intelligent, and accessible to a wide audience. This is an important book for Catholics to read and consider if we are truly to make a difference in the public square. Archbishop Chaput has made a unique and significant contribution to the Church and the nation at a time when voices like his are needed to be raised and heard.” — Very Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., President, The Catholic University of America.
The book sells for $21.95. Click here for the book's own website.