|Richard J. Neuhaus|
(May 14, 1936 – January 8, 2009) was a prominent Christian cleric (first as a Lutheran pastor and later as a Roman Catholic priest) and writer. Born in Canada, Neuhaus moved to the United States where he became a naturalized United States citizen. He was the founder and editor of the monthly journal First Things (popular among readers for his monthly column "The Public Square") and the author of several books, including The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America (1984), The Catholic Moment: The Paradox of the Church in the Postmodern World (1987), and Catholic Matters: Confusion, Controversy, and the Splendor of Truth (2006). Fr. Neuhaus passed away on January 8, 2009; an online archive of his writings can be found here.
"Proposing Democracy Anew", a three-part series from his monthly column "The Public Square":
- Part One First Things October 1999.
- Part Two First Things November 1999.
- Part Three First Things December 1999.
- Our American Babylon First Things 158 (December 2005): 23-28.
- Internationalisms, Etc.. [From "The Public Square"] First Things 148 (December 2004): 64-84.
- The Naked Public Square Now. Twenty years after its publication, various authors (Stanley Hauerwaus, Harvey Cox, Jeane Bethke Elshtain, et al.) reflect on the influence of the book and contemporary problems raised by its argument, with a response by Father Neuhaus. First Things 147 (November 2004): 11-27.
- The Unresolvable Conflict: Religion, Politics, and Morality Ethics & Public Policy Center (EPPS) "American Culture and Democracy" lecture series. September 27, 2004. [available in audio format]
- Catholics, Protestants, and the Meanings of Freedom. [From "The Public Square"] First Things 135 (August/September 2003).
- The Persistence of the Catholic Moment, First Things 130 (February 2003): 26-30.
- "Schindler's Complaint", First Things 74, June-July 1997.
- The Liberalism of John Paul II. First Things 73 (May 1997): 16-21.
- To Propose the Truth: The Catholic Moment Requires Five Transformations. Crisis April 1994.
- Religion's Role in Public Life, Interview w/ Richard John Neuhaus. Religion & Liberty Sept.-Oct. 1993.
- Christianity & Democracy. A declaration, written by Richard John Neuhaus and published by the Institute for Religion & Democracy, "intended to set forth the Christian case for, and stake in, the liberal democratic order." Originally published October 1981 & republished in First Things 66 (October 1996): 30-36.