The Common Good and Christian Ethics

The Common Good and Christian Ethics

by David Hollenbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521802059

ISBN-13: 9780521802055

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Common Good and Christian Ethics rethinks the ancient tradition of the common good in a way that addresses contemporary social divisions, both urban and global. David Hollenbach draws on social analysis, moral philosophy, and theological ethics to chart new directions in both urban life and global society. He argues that the division between the middle class and…  See more details below

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The Common Good and Christian Ethics rethinks the ancient tradition of the common good in a way that addresses contemporary social divisions, both urban and global. David Hollenbach draws on social analysis, moral philosophy, and theological ethics to chart new directions in both urban life and global society. He argues that the division between the middle class and the poor in major cities and the challenges of globalization require a new commitment to the common good. Both believers and secular people must move toward new forms of solidarity if they are to live good lives together. Hollenbach proposes a positive vision of how a reconstructed understanding of the common good can lead to better lives for all today, both in cities and globally. This interdisciplinary study makes both practical and theoretical contributions to the developing shape of social, cultural, and religious life today.

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 preface
Preface
Note on websites
1The eclipse of the public3
2Problems tolerance cannot handle32
3Recovering the commonweal65
4Religion in public87
5Christianity in a community of freedom113
6Intellectual solidarity137
7Poverty, justice, and the good of the city173
8The global common good212
Bibliography245
Electronic resources260
Index263

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