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Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship, and the Politics of a Common Life

Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship, and the Politics of a Common Life

by Luke Bretherton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107641969
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2014
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics Series
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 1,285,822
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Luke Bretherton is Professor of Theological Ethics and Senior Fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, North Carolina. Before Duke, he was Reader in Theology and Politics at King's College London (2004-12). His other books include Hospitality as Holiness: Christian Witness Amid Moral Diversity (2006) and Christianity and Contemporary Politics: The Conditions and Possibilities of Faithful Witness (2010), winner of the 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing. As well as academic journals and books he writes for the media on issues related to religion and politics. This book grows out of a three-year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project for which he was principal investigator (2008-11).

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: 1. The origins of organizing: an intellectual history; 2. Faith and citizenship in a world city; 3. Reimagining the secular: interfaith relations as a civic practice; 4. An anatomy of organizing I: listening, analysis, and building power; 5. An anatomy of organizing II: capacity, action, and representation; Part II: 6. Civil society as the body politic; 7. Sovereignty and consociational democracy; 8. Economy, debt, and citizenship; Conclusion.

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