Political Agape: Christian Love and Liberal Democracy

Political Agape: Christian Love and Liberal Democracy

by Timothy P. Jackson

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ISBN-13: 9781467443081
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Series: Emory University Studies in Law and Religion
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 441
Sales rank: 947,717
File size: 625 KB

About the Author

Timothy P. Jackson is professor of Christian ethics at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta. His other books include Love Disconsoled: Meditations on Christian Charity and The Priority of Love: Christian Charity and Social Justice.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Liberal Introduction: Jesus and Abraham 1

Part I Liberalism and Agape

1 Love and Mr. Lincoln 59

2 The Image of God and the Soul of Humanity: Reflections on Dignity, Sanctity, and Democracy 84

3 The Return of the Prodigal? Liberal Theory and Religious Pluralism 116

Part II Replies to Contemporary Liberals and Antiliberals

4 To Bedlam and Partway Back: John Rawls and Christian Justice 155

5 A House Divided, Again: Dworkin and Singer on Sanctity and Dignity 186

6 The Theory and Practice of Discomfort: Richard Rorty and Liberal Patriotism 214

7 Defending Democracy without Traducing Tradition: Jeffrey Stouts "Pragmatic Vision" 237

8 The Cross and Democratic Politics: Agape, Self-Sacrifice, and Human Rights 247

Part III Love, Law, and Modern Moral Issues

9 Euthanasia and Capital Punishment: Christianity and the Right to Death 279

10 Both Shylock and Oedipus: Why Many Accounts of Christian Complicity in the Holocaust Are Only Half Right 295

11 Keeping Marriage Sacred: The Christian Case for Gay and Lesbian Wedlock 317

12 Suffering the Suffering Children: Christianity and the Rights and Wrongs of Adoption 353

Prophetic Conclusion: Martin Luther King Jr. 381

Index of Names 409

Index of Subjects 416

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