American theologian, philosopher, journalist, novelist, and diplomat (1933-2017)
Michael Novak (September 9, 1933 – February 17, 2017) was an American Catholic philosopher, journalist, novelist and diplomat. He wrote more than forty books on the philosophy and theology of culture. He was known for his book The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (1982). In 1994, he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He mostly wrote books and articles about capitalism, religion, and the politics of democratization.
Novak was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He was married to Karen Laub-Novak. He had three children.
Novak died from complications of colon cancer on February 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C., at the age of 83.
- ↑ Rothman, Noah (February 17, 2017). "In Memoriam: Michael Novak, 1933-2017". Commentary. Archived from the original on February 22, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2017.