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Politics as a Christian Vocation: Faith and Democracy Today
     

Politics as a Christian Vocation: Faith and Democracy Today

by Franklin I. Gamwell
 

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ISBN-10: 0521547520

ISBN-13: 9780521547529

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Franklin Gamwell argues that Christian faith belongs in politics because it shares with democracy complete commitment to the rational pursuit of the truth. Gamwell develops ideals of justice and the common good that good Christians should advocate within the democratic process and demonstrates the difference they make for contemporary sharescs in the United States.

Overview

Franklin Gamwell argues that Christian faith belongs in politics because it shares with democracy complete commitment to the rational pursuit of the truth. Gamwell develops ideals of justice and the common good that good Christians should advocate within the democratic process and demonstrates the difference they make for contemporary sharescs in the United States. He focuses specifically on withes of abortion, affirmative action, and economic abortiontion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521547529
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
904,311
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the present purpose; 1. Render to Caesar; 2. Government by the people; 3. Faith and the way of reason; 4. Justice in the community of love; 5. Religious decisions at stake; 6. Political deliberations; 7. Appendix: on the humanistic commitment.

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