Liberty & Dignity

When The Remnant Trust was founded in 1997, we thought collecting works on the topic of individual Liberty and human Dignity would be a narrow field of study.

 

However, we soon learned Liberty and Dignity can be found in most genres and soon we began to branch out into subcategories in Liberty and Dignity; one that encompassed subjects in Religion, Philosophy, Politics, Mathematics & Science, and Economics.

 

Liberty has diverse context to different genres such as in philosophy, Liberty “involves free will as contrasted with determinism; in politics, Liberty consists of the social and political freedoms enjoyed by all citizens; in theology, Liberty is freedom from the bondage of sin.” The context maybe different but the meaning the same Liberty equals freedom. Similar to Liberty, Dignity can be different in contexts such as in moral, ethical, legal, and political discussions but the meaning is the same being worthy of honor or respect.

Many if not all of these works in The Remnant Trust Collection have had a profound effect on thoughts and minds of human kind. 

 

I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

― Patrick Henry

 

Below are some selected works for you to explore on Liberty and Dignity:

 

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

Date of Publication: 1859 “ONE OF THE CLASSIC DEFENSES OF FREEDOM IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The essay On Liberty was probably Mill’s only abiding work on politics… comparable to Milton’s Areopagitica… as one of the classical defenses of...

Declaration of Independence by Congress

Date of Publication: 1776 One of three known copies.  “The only one in private hands.  This is the third Dunlap printing.  John Dunlap, as one of the leading printers in Philadelphia, produced numerous pieces both for the Continental Congress and the state of...

Magna Carta

Date of Manuscript: ca. 1350 Contains Magna Charta; Statues of the Realm; Register of Writs.  First Issued in 1215 as a result of an angry encounter, on the plains of Runnymeade, between an assembly of Barons and King John over the right of the King to obtain funds...

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Date of Publication: 1776 Sixth Edition. A political treatise first published on January 10, 1776 urging immediate separation from England.  Of this Paine states, “Everything that is right or natural pleads for separation.  The blood of the slain, the weeping voices...