Religion and the Common Good: Catholic Contributions to Building Community in a Liberal Society
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Paperback. 212 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.The term common good has often been ill-defined or undefined in political, philosophical, and theological discourses. Brian Stiltner seeks to repair this deficit in his study Religion and the Common Good. He explores the meaning of the common good and the prospects for pursuing it in a liberal society. Focusing on the conceptions of common good in liberalism and communitarianismthe former stressing individual rights and social tolerance, the latter stressing a communitys shared history and social practicesStiltner argues that the two theories are not as irreconcilable as they seem, that they can be combined into a communal liberalism. Stiltner provides an outline of the twentieth-century Catholic common good theory as an example of such a synthesis. A fascinating study, Religion and the Common Good will be an invaluable volume for scholars of social ethics, religion, theology, philosophy and political science. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780847694365
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About the Author: Brian Stiltner is assistant professor of religious studies at Sacred Heart University.
Title: Religion and the Common Good: Catholic ...
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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