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Politics, Theology and History
     

Politics, Theology and History

by Raymond Plant, Duncan Forrester, Alistair Kee
 

ISBN-10: 0521433207

ISBN-13: 9780521433204

Pub. Date: 01/15/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This major new book by a prominent academic and an active politician ranges widely across the disciplines of theology, political theory and philosophy. Lord Plant focuses on the role of religious belief in argument about public policy in a pluralistic society. He examines the political implications of Christian belief and its application in political debate. The

Overview

This major new book by a prominent academic and an active politician ranges widely across the disciplines of theology, political theory and philosophy. Lord Plant focuses on the role of religious belief in argument about public policy in a pluralistic society. He examines the political implications of Christian belief and its application in political debate. The book discusses the place of religious belief in the formation of policy and asks what issues in modern society might be the legitimate objects of a Christian social and political concern.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521433204
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2001
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion Series , #13
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Liberal society and political theology; Part I. The Possibility of Political Theology: 2. Theology and politics: context, community and prophecy; 3. God, history and political theology; 4. Totality, finitude and history; 5. Narratives and foundations; 6. Natural law and natural order; Part II. The Site of Political Theology: Introduction; 7. Markets, morality and theology; 8. Social justice, freedom and the common good; 9. Human rights, human dignity and the scope of responsibility; 10. Self and community; Part III. Liberalism, Religion and Social Unity: 11. Policy and pluralism; 12. The civil community, the religious community and the unity of society.

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