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Christian Realism and the New Realities

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Robin W. Lovin challenges the assumed opposition between religion and public life. He argues for a more integrated understanding of modern society, based on the insights of theologians Niebuhr and Bonhoeffer and political philosophers Rawls and Galston, stressing the dignity of the human person and the importance of individual responsibility. Are religion and public life really separate spheres of human activity? Should they be?

In this book, Robin W. Lovin criticizes contemporary political and theological views that separate religion from public life as though these areas were systematically opposed and makes the case for a more integrated understanding of modern society. Such an understanding can be underpinned by 'Christian realism', which encourages responsible engagement with social and political problems from a distinctive perspective. Drawing on the work of Rawls, Galston, Niebuhr, and Bonhoeffer, Lovin argues that the responsibilities of everyday life are a form of politics. Political commitment is no longer confined to the sphere of law and government, and a global ethics arises from the decisions of individuals. This book will foster a better understanding of contemporary political thought among theologians and will introduce readers primarily interested in political thought to relevant developments in recent theology.


No dust jacket but signed on title page with dedication.

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Author(s):
Lovin, Robin W.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521841941
ISBN-13:
9780521841948
Number of pages:
231
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Robin W. Lovin challenges the assumed opposition between religion and public life. He argues for a more integrated understanding of modern society, based on the insights of theologians Niebuhr and Bonhoeffer and political philosophers Rawls and Galston, stressing the dignity of the human person and the importance of individual responsibility. Are religion and public life really separate spheres of human activity? Should they be?

In this book, Robin W. Lovin criticizes contemporary political and theological views that separate religion from public life as though these areas were systematically opposed and makes the case for a more integrated understanding of modern society. Such an understanding can be underpinned by 'Christian realism', which encourages responsible engagement with social and political problems from a distinctive perspective. Drawing on the work of Rawls, Galston, Niebuhr, and Bonhoeffer, Lovin argues that the responsibilities of everyday life are a form of politics. Political commitment is no longer confined to the sphere of law and government, and a global ethics arises from the decisions of individuals. This book will foster a better understanding of contemporary political thought among theologians and will introduce readers primarily interested in political thought to relevant developments in recent theology.


No dust jacket but signed on title page with dedication.

Author(s):
Lovin, Robin W.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521841941
ISBN-13:
9780521841948
Number of pages:
231
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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