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Machiavelli's God
Maurizio Viroli
Translated by Antony Shugaar

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword ix
Preface xi

INTRODUCTION 1
1. The Republican Religion 2
2. Machiavelli the Puritan 11
3. Machiavelli's Prophecy 20

Chapter One: HIS GOD 27
1. The Soul and the Fatherland 27
2. Republican Christianity 43
3. Machiavelli and the Religion of Virtue 61
4. Moral and Religious Reform 75

Chapter Two: THE POWER OF WORDS 89
1. Rhetoric and Civil Religion 89
2. Machiavelli, Orator 99
3. Creator of Myths 109
4. His Finest Piece of Oratory 122
5. Republican Eloquence and Wisdom 134

Chapter Three: THE REPUBLIC AND ITS RELIGION 154
1. Republican Government and Religion 154
2. The Religion of Liberty 170
3. Customs and Religion 177
4. Religion, War, and Social Confl ict 185
5. The Reform of Orders and the Reform of Customs 198

Chapter Four: MACHIAVELLI AND THE RELIGIOUS AND MORAL REFORMATION OF ITALY 208
1. Heresy and Aspirations for Religious Reform 211
2. The Difficulties of Survival in Counter-Reformation Italy 232
3. The Redemption of Italy and the Idea of Moral Reform
in the Writers of the Eighteenth Century 247
4. The Risorgimento and the Religion of Liberty 263

Index 295

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