Utopia

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Utopia

By Thomas More; Paul Turner (Translator); Paul Turner (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140449105, 176pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2003

Description
In his most famous and controversial book, "Utopia," Thomas More imagines a perfect island nation where thousands live in peace and harmony, men and women are both educated, and all property is communal. Through dialogue and correspondence between the protagonist Raphael Hythloday and his friends and contemporaries, More explores the theories behind war, political disagreements, social quarrels, and wealth distribution and imagines the day-to-day lives of those citizens enjoying freedom from fear, oppression, violence, and suffering. Originally written in Latin, this vision of an ideal world is also a scathing satire of Europe in the sixteenth century and has been hugely influential since publication, shaping utopian fiction even today.
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About the Author


Turner is a priest of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, in Missouri, and pastor of St. John Francis Regis Parish in Kansas City. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from Sant' Anselmo in Rome. A frequent wirter and speaker on issues of Christian initiation, he is also a team member for The North American Forum on the Catechumenate.

Turner is a priest of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, in Missouri, and pastor of St. John Francis Regis Parish in Kansas City. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from Sant' Anselmo in Rome. A frequent wirter and speaker on issues of Christian initiation, he is also a team member for The North American Forum on the Catechumenate.