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In Search of the Common Good

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This collection focuses on the meaning of the common good and what resources Christian theology, biblical studies, and ethics might contribute to our understanding of it.

The rationale for the discussion in the volume is ultimately theological. Whether under the formal rubric of "common good" discourse or not, the meaning of a commitment to community and the duties and claims of the individual related to the community have never been more pressing concerns. We must recognize ...

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Overview

This collection focuses on the meaning of the common good and what resources Christian theology, biblical studies, and ethics might contribute to our understanding of it.

The rationale for the discussion in the volume is ultimately theological. Whether under the formal rubric of "common good" discourse or not, the meaning of a commitment to community and the duties and claims of the individual related to the community have never been more pressing concerns. We must recognize that the thinking about the common good is intrinsic to the very character of Christian faith and the ethos it invokes.

The biblical vision is in a most profound way a vision of the common good. Whether expressed in notions of justice and mercy, the care of the weak, covenantal living, or the new Jerusalem, the meaning of being human and living with the neighbor are so intrinsically bound together that there is no escaping involvement in the search for the common good in our time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567027702
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 2/4/2005
  • Series: Theology for the 21st Century Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Miller is Professor of Old Testament Theology in the Department of Biblical Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Dennis P. McCann is the Alston Professor of Bible and Religion at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. He is the author of Christian Realism and Liberation Theology: Practical Theologies in Creative Conflict (Orbis, 1981) and, along with Max Stackhouse and Shirley Roels, the coauthor of On Moral Business: Classical and Contemporary Resources for Ethics and Economics (Eerdmans, 1995). McCann also served as Executive Director of the Society of Christian Ethics (1996-2001).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Introduction 11
"That it may go well with you" : the Commandments and the common good 14
"When mercy seasons justice" : Jonah and the common good 41
Uncommon love and the common good : Christians as citizens in the letters of Paul 58
Introduction 91
The common good in Thomas Aquinas 94
The common good in Catholic social teaching : a case study in modernization 121
Public discourse and common good 147
Introduction 167
It takes a community - or at least an association 170
A rose by any other name? : deconstructing the essence of Common 190
"Good is knowing when to stop" : denucleation and the end of privilege 211
Common good in performance 228
Introduction : community, society, and politics 253
The common good as political norm 256
The common good, our common goods, and the uncommon good in a globalizing era 279
Killing for the telephone company : why the nation-state is not the keeper of the common good 301
The triunity of common good 333
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