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The Common Good and Christian Ethics
     

The Common Good and Christian Ethics

by David Hollenbach, Robin Gill, Stephen R. L. Clark, Stanley M. Hauerwas, Robin W. Lovin
 

ISBN-10: 0521802059

ISBN-13: 9780521802055

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Exploring social and class divisions in American society and globally, Hollenbach (Catholic theology, Boston College) argues that tolerance is inadequate as a theological approach for solving modern problems. He suggests that the Catholic Church has an important role to play in promoting the social good. Engaging with past political philosophers and current religious

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Exploring social and class divisions in American society and globally, Hollenbach (Catholic theology, Boston College) argues that tolerance is inadequate as a theological approach for solving modern problems. He suggests that the Catholic Church has an important role to play in promoting the social good. Engaging with past political philosophers and current religious thinkers from a variety of faiths, he argues for an engaged Catholicism that, together with other engaged religions, addresses issues of poverty and the degradation of the environment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521802055
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
New Studies in Christian Ethics Series , #22
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

General editor's prefacexi
Prefacexiii
Note on websitesxvi
Part ISituations
1The eclipse of the public3
The historical roots of the eclipse9
Pluralism and the common good today17
Public opinion: thou shalt not judge22
2Problems tolerance cannot handle32
Race, poverty, and social isolation in central cities34
How big a world?42
The need for shared goods56
Part IIFrameworks
3Recovering the commonweal65
From wariness to solidarity in freedom67
Human relationships as valuable in themselves79
4Religion in public87
Public religion, conflict, and peace89
Religion strengthening public life100
5Christianity in a community of freedom113
Reconsidering secularization114
A theological argument120
6Intellectual solidarity137
Deliberation, reciprocity, civility138
Christian distinctiveness and common morality146
Dialogic universalism152
Human rights: institutionalizing solidarity159
Politics, culture, and religion165
Part IIIDirections
7Poverty, justice, and the good of the city173
The social isolation of the poor174
Interdependence and solidarity181
Justice: prerequisite for a good that is common190
The common good of a metropolitan community200
8The global common good212
The birthpangs of a transnational common good213
What kind of globalization? Normative considerations220
A network of crisscrossing communities229
Bibliography245
Electronic resources260
Index263

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