The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

by Brent Waters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199271968

ISBN-13: 9780199271962

Pub. Date: 08/30/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Brent Waters examines the historical roots and contemporary implications of the virtual disappearance of the family in late liberal and Christian social and political thought. Waters argues that the principal cause of this disappearance is late liberalism's fixation on individual autonomy, which renders familial bonds unintelligible. He traces the history of this

Overview

Brent Waters examines the historical roots and contemporary implications of the virtual disappearance of the family in late liberal and Christian social and political thought. Waters argues that the principal cause of this disappearance is late liberalism's fixation on individual autonomy, which renders familial bonds unintelligible. He traces the history of this emphasis, from its origin in Hobbes and Locke, through Kant, to such contemporary theorists as Rawls and Okin. In response, Waters offers an alternative normative account of the family's role in social and political ordering, drawing upon the work of Althusius, Grotius, Dooyeweerd, and O'Donovan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199271962
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/30/2007
Series:
Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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