Politics as a Christian Vocation: Faith and Democracy Today

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November 2011



Franklin Gamwell argues that Christian faith belongs in politics because it shares with democracy complete commitment to the rational pursuit of the truth. Gamwell develops ideals of justice and the common good that good Christians should advocate within the democratic process and demonstrates the difference they make for contemporary sharescs in the United States. He focuses specifically on withes of abortion, affirmative action, and economic abortiontion.


Introduction: the present purpose; 1. Render to Caesar; 2. Government by the people; 3. Faith and the way of reason; 4. Justice in the community of love; 5. Religious decisions at stake; 6. Political deliberations; 7. Appendix: on the humanistic commitment.


Franklin I. Gamwell is Shailer Mathews Professor of Religious Ethics, Theology, and Philosophy of Religions at The Divinity School, The University of Chicago where he has taught since 1979. He is the author of four previous books including, most recently, Democracy on Purpose: Justice and the Reality of God (2000).


'At a time when there is so much spin, and there are so many half-truths in politics in this country, his book could serve as a clarion call to Christians. It is no use standing on the sidelines grumbling about how things have gone downhill. Rather - get involved, and do what you can to make a difference.' Church Times
EAN: 9780521838764
ISBN: 0521838762
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2011
Seitenanzahl: 185 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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