Faith, Fallibility, and the Virtue of Anxiety: An Essay in Religion and Political Liberalism

Faith, Fallibility, and the Virtue of Anxiety: An Essay in Religion and Political Liberalism

by Derek Malone-France
     
 

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The relationship between religion and liberal-democratic society has emerged as one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. Drawing together insights from political philosophy and theory, philosophy of religion, theology, epistemology, and metaphysics, Derek Malone-France argues for a fundamental reorientation of religious conceptions of faith and reframes… See more details below

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The relationship between religion and liberal-democratic society has emerged as one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. Drawing together insights from political philosophy and theory, philosophy of religion, theology, epistemology, and metaphysics, Derek Malone-France argues for a fundamental reorientation of religious conceptions of faith and reframes the debate regarding what role, if any, religious justifications should play in public discourse and the law. Through an innovative re-reading of the existentialist notion of "anxiety," Malone-France develops a "fallibilist" warrant for classic liberal norms of tolerance, non-coercion, and individual freedom, disclosing "the religious logic of liberal autonomy."

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'Faith, Fallibility, and the Virtue of Anxiety is at once insightful, provocative, timely, and interesting. Malone-France is skilled at weaving theological and political themes into a single narrative that makes for an interesting reading. Good books open new horizons and this one is no exception.' –Brian G. Henning, Gonzaga University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137324399
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/17/2013
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Derek Malone-France is Associate Professor of Religion and of Writing at the George Washington University, where he also directs the University Writing Program. His previous works include Deep Empiricism: Kant, Whitehead, and the Necessity of Philosophical Theism and Political Dissent - A Global Reader, Vol. 1: Ancient to Early-Modern Sources Vol. 2: Modern Sources, as well as numerous articles in jourbanals such as Faith and Philosophy, the International Jourbanal for Philosophy of Religion; Process Studies; the American Jourbanal of Theology and Philosophy; and Teaching Philosophy.

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