Christian Realism and the New Realities

Christian Realism and the New Realities

by Robin W. Lovin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521841941

ISBN-13: 9780521841948

Pub. Date: 04/14/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Are religion and public lifed really separate spheres of human activity? Should they be? In this book, Robin Lovin criticises contemporary political and theological views that separate religion from public life and advocates a more integrated understanding of modern society. Drawing on the work of two influential twentieth-century theologians, Reinhold Niebuhr and

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Are religion and public lifed really separate spheres of human activity? Should they be? In this book, Robin Lovin criticises contemporary political and theological views that separate religion from public life and advocates a more integrated understanding of modern society. Drawing on the work of two influential twentieth-century theologians, Reinhold Niebuhr and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, he argues that: *'Christian realism' encourages responsible engagement with social and political problems *Political commitment is not confined to the sphere of law and government *The decisions of individuals influence global ethics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521841948
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/14/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1 Reflections on the end of an era 19

2 A short history of Christian realism 43

3 Contexts of responsibility 84

4 Unapologetic politics 117

5 A global order 152

6 Human goods and human dignity 181

Select bibliography 223

Index 229

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