Christ and the Common Life Book

Christ and the Common Life


  • Author : Luke Bretherton
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467456432

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Christ and the Common Life Book Description :

In Christ and the Common Life Luke Bretherton provides an introduction to historical and contemporary theological reflection on politics and opens up a compelling vision for a Christian commitment to democracy. In dialogue with Scripture and various traditions, Bretherton examines the dynamic relationship between who we are in relation to God and who we are as moral and political animals. He addresses fundamental political questions about poverty and injustice, forming a common life with strangers, and handling power constructively. And through his analysis of debates concerning, among other things, race, class, economics, the environ­ment, and interfaith relations, he develops an innovative political theology of democracy as a way through which Christians can speak and act faithfully within our current context. Read as a whole, or as stand-alone chapters, the book guides readers through the political landscape and identifies the primary vocabulary, ideas, and schools of thought that shape Christian reflection on politics in the West. Ideal for the classroom, Christ and the Common Life equips students to understand politics and its positive and negative role in fostering neighbor love.

Christ and the Common Life Book

Christ and the Common Life


  • Author : Luke Bretherton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Christian democracy
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN 10 : 1467456446

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Christians and the Common Good Book
Score: 4.5
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Christians and the Common Good


  • Author : Charles Gutenson
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441214478

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Christians and the Common Good Book Description :

Christians across the spectrum have soured on religious involvement in politics, tempted either to withdraw or to secularize their public engagement. Yet the kingdom of God is clearly concerned with justice and communal well-being. How can Christians be active in public life without getting mired down in political polarization and controversy? For too long, the question of faith in public life has centered on what the Bible says about government. Charles Gutenson, a theologian respected by both evangelical and mainline Christians, argues that we should first ask how God intends for us to live together before considering the public policies and institutions that would best empower living together in that way. By concentrating on the nature of God, we can move past presuppositions regarding the role of government and engage in healthy discussions about how best to serve the common good. This lucidly written book includes a foreword by bestselling author Jim Wallis.

Christianity and Contemporary Politics Book

Christianity and Contemporary Politics


  • Author : Luke Bretherton
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444357691

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Christianity and Contemporary Politics Book Description :

Congratulations to Luke Bretherton on winning the 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing for Christianity and Contemporary Politics! Relations between religious and political spheres continue to stir passionate debates on both sides of the Atlantic. Through a combination of theological reflection and empirical case studies, Bretherton succeeds in offering timely and invaluable insights into these crucial issues facing 21st century societies. Explores the relationship between Christianity and contemporary politics through case studies of faith-based organizations, Christian political activism and welfare provision in the West; these case studies assess initiatives including community organizing, fair trade, and the sanctuary movement Offers an insightful, informative account of how Christians can engage politically in a multi-faith, liberal democracy Integrates debates in political theology with inter-disciplinary analysis of policy and practice regarding religious social, political and economic engagement in the USA, UK, and continental Europe Reveals how Christians can help prevent the subversion of the church – and even of politics itself – by legal, bureaucratic, and market mechanisms, rather than advocating withdrawal or assimilation Engages with the intricacies of contemporary politics whilst integrating systematic and historical theological reflection on political and economic life

Resurrecting Democracy Book

Resurrecting Democracy


  • Author : Luke Bretherton
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107030398

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Resurrecting Democracy Book Description :

This book assesses the construction of citizenship as an identity, a performance, and a shared rationality.

A Public Faith Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

A Public Faith


  • Author : Miroslav Volf
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781587432989

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A Public Faith Book Description :

An intellectual and applied Christian engagement with what it really means to flourish as human beings in relationship to God and one another.

Catholicisme Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Catholicisme


  • Author : Henri de Lubac
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN 10 : 0898702038

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Catholicisme Book Description :

Here, Henri de Lubac gathers from throughout the breadth and length of Catholic tradition elements which he synthesizes to show the essentially social and historical character of the Catholic Church and how this worldwide and agelong dimension of the Church is the only adequate matrix for the fulfillment of the person within society and the transcendence of the person towards God.

Democracy and Tradition Book

Democracy and Tradition


  • Author : Jeffrey Stout
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400825868

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Democracy and Tradition Book Description :

Do religious arguments have a public role in the post-9/11 world? Can we hold democracy together despite fractures over moral issues? Are there moral limits on the struggle against terror? Asking how the citizens of modern democracy can reason with one another, this book carves out a controversial position between those who view religious voices as an anathema to democracy and those who believe democratic society is a moral wasteland because such voices are not heard. Drawing inspiration from Whitman, Dewey, and Ellison, Jeffrey Stout sketches the proper role of religious discourse in a democracy. He discusses the fate of virtue, the legacy of racism, the moral issues implicated in the war on terrorism, and the objectivity of ethical norms. Against those who see no place for religious reasoning in the democratic arena, Stout champions a space for religious voices. But against increasingly vocal antiliberal thinkers, he argues that modern democracy can provide a moral vision and has made possible such moral achievements as civil rights precisely because it allows a multitude of claims to be heard. Stout's distinctive pragmatism reconfigures the disputed area where religious thought, political theory, and philosophy meet. Charting a path beyond the current impasse between secular liberalism and the new traditionalism, Democracy and Tradition asks whether we have the moral strength to continue as a democratic people as it invigorates us to retrieve our democratic virtues from very real threats to their practice.