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A Theology of Public Life (Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine)

Charles T. Mathewes

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ISBN 10: 0521832268 / ISBN 13: 9780521832267
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2007
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Title: A Theology of Public Life (Cambridge Studies...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

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What has Washington to do with Jerusalem? In the raging debates about the relationship between religion and politics, no one has explored the religious benefits and challenges of public engagement for Christian believers - until now. This book defends and details Christian believers' engagement in contemporary pluralistic public life not from the perspective of some neutral 'public', but from the particular perspective of Christian faith, arguing that such engagement enriches both public life and Christian citizens' faith themselves. As such it offers not a 'public theology', but a 'theology of public life', analysing the promise and perils of Christian public engagement, discussing the nature of civic commitment and prophetic critique, and the relation of a loving faith to a liberal politics of justice. Theologically rich, philosophically rigorous, politically, historically and sociologically informed, this book advances contemporary discussion of 'religion and public life' in fundamental ways.

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In the raging debates about the relationship between religion and politics, no one has explored the religious benefits and challenges of public engagement for Christian believers - until now. Theologically rich, philosophically rigorous, politically, historically and sociologically informed, this book advances contemporary discussions of 'religion and public life' in fundamental ways.

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